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This repository collects private keys or their parameters for auditing purposes.

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SSH Bad Keys

This is a collection of static SSH keys (host and authentication) that have made their way into software and hardware products. This was inspired by the Little Black Box project, but focused primarily on SSH (as opposed to TLS) keys.

Keys are split into two categories; authorized keys and host keys. The authorized keys can be used to gain access to a device with this public key. The host keys can be used to conduct a MITM attack against the device, but do not provide direct access.

This collection depends on submissions from researchers to stay relevant. If you are aware of a static key (host or authorized), please open an Issue or submit a Pull Request. The Issues list also contains a wishlist of known bad keys that we would like to include.

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