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Putty Private Key

Description#

General#

  • Documentation: https://documentation.help/PuTTY/pubkey-puttygen.html
  • Summary: PuTTY is a free Windows Telnet and SSH client. It provides a quick and simple way to connect to remote hosts. By default, PuTTY does not support the native format for SSH private keys (.pem files), but it provides a tool called PuTTYgen to convert the keys in the desired format (.ppk files). This detector aims at catching those files.More details about cryptographic keys can be found in our FAQ.

Revoke the secret#

Check for suspicious activity#

Details for Putty private key#

  • Category: Private key

  • High recall: True

  • Validity check available: False

  • Minimum number of matches: 1

  • Occurrences found for one million commits: 5.31

  • Prefixed: True

  • PreValidators:

- type: ContentWhitelistPreValidator  patterns:  - 'private-lines\:'

Examples#

- text: "Public-Lines: 2\nAAAAE2VjZHNhLXNoYTItbmlzdHA1MjEAAAAIbmlzdHA1MjEAAACFBAGy1qMgVWUX\nWuwutzBih9BLjlgkHkIRzzGiVMALRg7hwlXUWmhhI46KzdS9yWu1jZ7hxH6EaDOO\nPrivate-Lines: 2\nF228r/oPiCTtvKkXn9X2ZbsRsDaZSqon/apnpteXJRLqn+CocudYFp8eXOEp/Yj\n7N3k99xbStzH//cje6EELhg1uJ0R9dXs3cTe7H8Lf0=\nPrivate-MAC: c9df7f8d46e853c618cdb1f2c246b70d2aea7c73"  filename: virtualmachine/vm029.ppk  apikey: "F228r/oPiCTtvKkXn9X2ZbsRsDaZSqon/apnpteXJRLqn+CocudYFp8eXOEp/Yj\n7N3k99xbStzH//cje6EELhg1uJ0R9dXs3cTe7H8Lf0="- text: "Public-Lines: 2\nAAAAE2VjZHNhLXNoYTItbmlzdHA1MjEAAAAIbmlzdHA1MjEAAACFBAGy1qMgVWUX\nWuwutzBih9BLjlgkHkIRzzGiVMALRg7hwlXUWmhhI46KzdS9yWu1jZ7hxH6EaDOO\nPrivate-Lines: 2\nF228r/oPiCTtvKkXn9X2ZbsRsDaZSqon/apnpteXJRLqn+CocudYFp8eXOEp/Yj\n7N3k99xbStzH//cje6EELhg1uJ0R9dXs3cTe7H8Lf0=\nPrivate-MAC: c9df7f8d46e853c618cdb1f2c246b70d2aea7c73"  filename: vm/priv_key  apikey: "F228r/oPiCTtvKkXn9X2ZbsRsDaZSqon/apnpteXJRLqn+CocudYFp8eXOEp/Yj\n7N3k99xbStzH//cje6EELhg1uJ0R9dXs3cTe7H8Lf0="