I'm a newb to security and just getting started learning about it, so sorry if this is a dumb question. Does having an SSH tunnel open increase security risk to the end-user who's running it? I'm not asking about the security on the server-side it's connected to, etc (ie - "well, if you're tunneled to a less secure server it is"). What I mean is, does it leave open ports or anything that someone can take advantage of to gain access to your pc. The distro I run (openSUSE) comes with a firewall that blocks all incoming traffic by default, so I just want to make sure I'm not opening up a security hole in it.
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8/6/11 at 6:03am