For some reason I have gotten the feeling that somehow the program, "putty" could be less secure than the other SSH program I use to remotely connect to my server, normally I use WinSCP. Is putty any less secure than WinSCP or vice versa? I am incredibly inexperienced in all things server/web/security related, thats why I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
I needed to connect to my remote server using a terminal which could enter input requested by the server, something that WinSCP would not allow. This is because I needed to configure a .htpasswd file to restrict casual users from accessing my home directory, or any directory that I do not want them to access for that matter. My university which hosts this server suggests that I use WinSCP as I am a windows users, but WinSCP does not allow the specific command
htpasswd -c .htpasswd path which creates the file at the location replaced by
path and then requests my input to create the username/password, so I used putty instead.