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RE: vnc server
From: "Malaspinas, Spyro" <spyrom () verisign com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 23:25:17 -0800

UltraVNC is much more flexible, free, and allows you to encrypt traffic
from client to server.

-Spyro

-----Original Message-----
From: phunked up! [mailto:phunkodelic () gmail com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:52 AM
To: jared () lewiscommunications com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: vnc server

Yes, its unencrypted so it sends traffic in plain text.  If you have a
well managed network you can run it internally behind the firewall. 
NEVER run it accross the net unless you are going to encrypt it.

On 1/22/06, Jared Lyvers <jared () lewiscommunications com> wrote:
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



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