Has anyone seen my shades?

You have just contracted with a third-party to provide web hosting for your organization, and all of the servers are located at a remote facility. Which of these methods would allow you to securely manage your servers over your insecure Internet connection?

A) telnet

B) http

C) smtp

D) ssh

E) Just wear sunglasses when you log in

The answer: D) ssh

Secure shell (ssh) is a secure protocol that encrypts a console connection, allowing you to manage remote devices without the fear of someone grabbing your packets and viewing your usernames, passwords, and server content.

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