Jagged comic book illustration. A shify looking man in a  suit with a fedora pulled down so his eyes are lost in shadow attempts to pull his gun as two cops in the foreground point their guns at him. Text on image reads "True stories".

Ssh Gateway Drug

A short piece of fiction. It all starts with that small virtual machine you spun up over the weekend just for fun. To get access you implement SSH but simple password authentication won’t do. None of your friends are using it and they make fun of you when they find out. So you create your first SSH key, 2048 bits at first–soon upped to 4096. Which is ok–you’re ok. Your parents used to use RSA all the time after all....

March 1, 2022