Best free OpenSSH app for Mac?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bobright, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    You can SSH natively via terminal on macs so you don't need any 3rd party software

    On Windows, PuTTY is a popular SSH client
  3. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Yea Terminal is just always so confusing to me. I'll need to search some guides on it as that seems the easiest way. I downloaded Forklift but its a 14 day trial.
  4. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    SSH In terminal is by far the easiest and cheapest, see here.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    What are you trying to do?
  6. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    pretty much doing it all by hand is pretty easy:

    Where is the client you want to connect to. You will be prompted for a username and password if you didn't specify it in the command.

    There are a lot of resources on the web for SSH because it is the primary method for administrating routers, switches, and *nix-based servers.

    For more help than you can shake a stick at just type "man ssh" in the terminal window and be prepared with your finger on the page down button.
  7. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    What're you trying to do with SSH? It is primarily a command line type tool, if you would call it

    I don't think there are any GUI implementations of SSH besides maybe file access
  8. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Ughh still dont understand it
    I was trying to get in my iPad/iPhone via OpenSSH to look for any of the supposed malware that some jailbreakers could be at risk for. I know I haven't installed anything shady but just wanted to be sure. I managed to get into my device through Terminal but always get lost trying to navigate around and delete stuff.
  9. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    As long as you install stuff from known "safe" sources then you should be fine, opening up SSH on your iPad introduces a new hole into the security of the device by opening a new port with a default password that everyone has. If I'm not mistaken it's "root" "alpine", which is the typically the first and second words in a password attack dictionary file.

    If you are that concerned about the security of your device then you probably need to look at the payloads of the packages that you downloaded, research them and verify their integrity using OpenSSL. (either md5, sha1, or sha256 depending on what you are verifying against). SSHing into your device opens up another port which is commonly used for attack vectors.
  10. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I should probably stay away from it then, as for the second part of your post I'm lost would have to do some research there.

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