I'm not worried or concerned, but I am curious as to what types of exploitation I might expose my home server to if I leave a putty client connected using SSH.
I am using putty to connect to an EC2 Amazon Web Service hosted virtual Linux box. The server holds a static website that I use for testing on personal projects.
The server uses a python script with flask to run the website, and the script will stop once I log out, so I just leave the connection open, seeing as it doesn't time out automatically.
Are there any vulnerabilities related to leaving a connection open like that? Is there a way to have the script run on the box without having to stay logged in through the putty client?