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RE: pcAnywhere question
From: "Eric McCarty" <eric () piteduncan com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 10:20:42 -0800

If you must put pcAnywhere on a non-firewalled interface I highly
suggest using the built in PcAnywhere encryption as well as ensuring you
are using the latest version with any/all patches. However on a side
note, why would u do this?. I would suggest you firewall the connection,
setup NAT/a PcAnywhere rule to allow this traffic and let that be that,
implement a 
VPN for additional protection if need be. 

I honestly can't think of any reason a computer would be connected
directly to the internet without the protection of a firewall or at
least a NAT-capable Router. 


P.S. I also highly recommend GoToMyPc, It uses a password to get to the
site and a password for each PC and the monthly fee is cheap. Plus it
uses Citrix-like technology so it works well even on low-speed


-----Original Message-----
From: Travis Foley [mailto:travis.foley () gmail com] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:11 AM
To: Greg Robinson
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: pcAnywhere question

They'll tunnel it over SSH, not SSL... a MUST if you're going to use any
implementation of VNC.

Good idea on the dial in, may wanna configure for call back security at
a minimum though and make sure you cannot dial out from the server...
that would be a big sec risk, basically would circumvent your local
network security.

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 23:11:34 -0500, Greg Robinson
<greg.robinson () maxsyscomputers com> wrote:

Have you considered using a dial-up connection into your server?  I 
know that it is a little slow, but it's much more secure and will 
allow you access in the event that the internet connection is lost.  I

work for a large Fortune 500 company, and our shipping servers are 
remotely administered by the parcel company's tech staff with no 
problems.  If you needed to, you could then enable a network VNC-type

I'd research gotomypc.com as well.  I believe they tunnel everything 
over SSL, giving you nearly full functionality remotely.

Just some thoughts!
Greg Robinson, CCNA
MaxSys Computers

-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan C [mailto:incman () hotmail com]
Sent: 29 November 2004 00:05
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: pcAnywhere question

Hi All,
Looking at deploying pcAnywhere on the internet facing interface of a 

2000 server for remote management and would like any feed back as to:

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

any other feedback is appreciated


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