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FW: PC Anywhere and security
From: "Baker, Richard" <RBaker () stcbus com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:45:03 -0600


pcAnywhere does not have the ability to block a remote user from
accessing the network any differently then a locally logged in user.
You have to be careful with pcAnywhere because the remote user will
receive the rights of whoever is locally logged in to the workstation.

Richard Baker

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Stocker [mailto:thomas.stocker () medidata ch] 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:28 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: AW: PC Anywhere and security

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

The have more than one security options. So you can choose
authentication (windows auth, pcany ...) Take a look here:

http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/displaypdf.cfm?pdfid=15&E
ID=0

They offer also a good encryption.
 
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 ???

Keep in mind that he will be locally logged on your network as some
user. 
Remember local exploits like pipeudadmin / privilege escalation.

--
Thomas Stocker
Systemadministrator


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