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This is only true if you use a port above 1024.

Ports bellow 1024 are given some extra "protections" by Linux, one of them being that your program must be executed as root to be able to bind to them. This means that if you use a port >1024 and get infected by something, that something can bind to that port, act like a ssh server and capture everything you are doing.

As usual there are tons of discussions and opinions about this if you want to take a look:
- Why not move SSH to another port? - BSD How To[^]
- Why putting SSH on another port than 22 is bad idea[^]
- Why putting SSH on another port than 22 is bad idea | Hacker News[^]

This is probably overkill for what you and I do but I like to keep it safe (and I had to worry about this kind of stuff on a previous job although I'm not a security expert, not even close, so keep that in mind).

One way to keep both benefits is to keep ssh on port 22 on your linux box but port-forward a random >1024 port on your router to port 22.

Is this worth it? I'm not sure but at least it's one less thing to worry about.
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