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Re: PC Anywhere and security
From: "Sap ." <0xsapx0 () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:56:11 -0800

I recommend requiring the use of a VPN by all vendors, then using the
remote access software over the VPN, you can use VPN policies or IPSec
policies to prevent the remote user from accessing anything but that
box.

PCAnywhere is not insecure, but a VPN is secure, PCA can suffer from
MITM attacks, possible compromise of the client workstation allowing
an attacker to use it to gain access to your network. (Think Remote
Exploit + Reverse VNC + PCA)

- SaP -

On 2/21/06, martin samson <martcci () hotmail com> wrote:
Hi group,

We used to have PC Anywhere (long long time ago...in the 80's) as a remote
support system. We've moved away from it and now a supplier wants to connect
to his box with it.  What position should the server be to be secure
(network, DMZ, special zone)?

Can you give me an idea on how secure are the last versions of PC Anywhere?

Can a PC Anywhere connection give them access to our network even if the
user credential limits the rights to specific directories on his machine ???

Thanks!

Marty



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