Thoughts on website ideas, PHP and other tech topics, plus going car-free
SSH-based tunnelling for own sites
Categories: Ideas, Outline

One of the things I’m cautious about is logging onto my own blog, and other self-hosted sites that require authentication, over public wifi. Unless I use server certificates, my WordPress and other passwords are in danger of being captured via a promiscuously-configured wifi adapter on the same subnet.

Whilst I really ought to get a cert for my blog (they’re so cheap now) a browser rule to proxy via SSH tunnelling seems like an easy security measure to take. Added to the to-do list!

Looks relevant for Ubuntu: Now all I need is a per-site proxy configuration plugin for Firefox…

(Update July 2015: this blog is now being served via SSL. Still like the idea of this, though!)

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