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RE: vnc server
From: "Brent P. Gardner" <brent.gardner () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:21:28 -0700

-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Lyvers [mailto:jared () lewiscommunications com] 
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:09 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: vnc server


First off, sorry Simon.  I ment to send this to the list but 
sent it to only you instead.

Now, on to my real question.

I'm looking to use VNC on my windows machine for remote 
logins.  Currently I only have the following open ports:

25/tcp   open   smtp
80/tcp   open   http
113/tcp  closed auth
1352/tcp open   lotusnotes
5902/tcp open   vnc-2
5903/tcp open   vnc-3
8080/tcp open   http-proxy

Are there any security problems that I may be over looking by 
using VNC on my machine?

Regards,

JL

-- 

// Jared Lyvers
// -----------------------
// Director of Interactive
// Director of IT
// LPI Certified
// -----------------------
// www.lewiscommunications.com


By default VNC is unencrypted.  Some flavors have encryption options.  I've
tried only one of these but haven't been able to get it to work properly.  I
have, however, had great success with running VNC over SSL-encrypted tunnels via
stunnel.

Brent Gardner



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