|In the past, I have run ssh client from a usb thumbdrive to my computer at home. However, I really didnt like the idea of my password possibly being logged since there is monitoring software.
which kind of monitoring?
Somebody sniffing the network would not be able to capture your password because all ssh comunications are encrypted and anyway, the password is never transmited to the remote server.
If the monitoring you are talking about is some kind of spyware running on your computer, able to capture keypresses and alike, then you could install some one-time-passwords login system like opie on your server.
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