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Re: Remote access solution
From: "Chris Berry" <compjma () hotmail com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:45:13 -0800
From: "Nuzman" <nuzman () shreve net>
Maybe I'm just not current on VNC, but the last version I saw had no way to
secure who can access the host. It was a simple connect to IP without any
authentication. Would you want anyone on the wire to be able to connect to
system running the host?
That would certainly be bad if it were true, but VNC requires a password to
log in. I'm using version 3.3.3r9 Under some older versions the password
was stored in the registry on windows machines in clear text, which would be
bad, but this isn't true with the version I'm using. If you're really
worried about it, you can use tightVNC which has several security and
performance enhancements. (although I haven't found them necessary)
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