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RE: pcAnywhere question
From: "Stephane Auger" <stephaneauger () pre2post com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:46:52 -0500


  I'm using Remote Desktop to manage my Windows XP clients and Windows
2000/2003 servers.  It runs pretty good, but we have VPNs set up for
when we connect.  The encryption in Terminal Services, in my opinion, is
good but a VPN's always the best solution, and adds almost no overhead.
A second nice solution is VNC (www.realvnc.com), which projects the
desktop as if you were locally connected, unlike Terminal Services which
is a remote session.  I usually have both enabled.  That way, I used
remote desktop, and if I need to do something "locally", or TS crashes,
VNC's available as a backdoor.  VNC also has encryption and password

Stephane Auger

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Bemis [mailto:brian_bemis () hotmail com] 
Sent: December 1, 2004 12:58 PM
To: 'Shawn Wall'; 'Ivan C'
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: pcAnywhere question

To add on to (or branch off from) this question, does anyone have any
experience with WindowsXP Remote Desktop? Any specific security concerns
with this built-in software? I've read that you can increase the
encryption to 128-bit, but by just doing this is it sufficient enough or
is a VPN also necessary in this situation? 


-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Wall [mailto:sjwall () shaw ca]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 10:04 PM
To: 'Ivan C'
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: pcAnywhere question

If you must use PCAnywhere, use it through a VPN. MS W2K has native
support for PPTP.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan C [mailto:incman () hotmail com]
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 5:05 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: pcAnywhere question

Hi All,
Looking at deploying pcAnywhere on the internet facing interface of a
windoz 2000 server for remote management and would like any feed back as

- the vulnerabilities of the pcanywhere application
- can the login be brute forced

any other feedback is appreciated


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