I just setup a socks 5 proxy with authentication using Opera browser. I did this because I didn't want to sign into putty everytime to do ssh tunneling. But the question now can my passwords be sniffed from the air? Is logging in via socks 5 the same as doing it through SSH tunneling via putty?
I connect like this in the opera settings as i can specify my user/pass. I just dont know if its the connecting via ssh or not to run this proxy. this was the only browser i found that supported socks 5.