Difference between SSH & Telnet :

Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, and Telnet are two network protocols that have been used widely at one point in time or another. They are both used to connect to remote servers in order to facilitate some sort of communications. The primary difference, which also led to one superseding the other, is in security. SSH offers security mechanisms that protect the users against anyone with malicious intent while Telnet has no security measures whatsoever.

1.            SSH and Telnet commonly serves the same purpose

2.            SSH is more secure compared to Telnet

3.            SSH encrypts the data while Telnet sends data in plain text

4.            SSH uses a public key for authentication while Telnet does not use any authentication

5.            SSH adds a bit more overhead to the bandwidth compared to Telnet

6.            Telnet has been all but replaced by SSH in almost all uses