A critical bug has been revealed that affects users running OpenSSH. The bug affects both the OpenBSD specific version and the portable version used on Linux and several other operating systems. Patches and mitigations are available now.
GitHub has recently started revoking SSH keys that were deemed to be compromised or otherwise insecure. Systems engineer Ben Cartwright-Cox was the author of the research that uncovered the issues. InfoQ has spoken with him.
The third time may be the charm as Microsoft has announced intentions to produce native SSH client and server tools for the Windows platform. Using OpenSSH as a starting point, Microsoft says their goals for the new toolset includes easier system management of both Windows and Linux systems.
The Mobile Shell takes a number of new approaches in providing shell connections for mobile and roaming clients.