VNC is "hackable" (was "VPN and VNC")
Wed Aug 28 18:31:01 2002
On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Seth Kurtzberg wrote:
> The statement that VNC is hackable is correct, and any hackable piece of
> software is generally frowned on by us security folks, but if they can't
> get to the machine then they can't back VNC on the machine.
What does it meant to say that VNC is 'hackable'? I often hear this kind
of talk but I am not concerned because it seems to me that it would be
difficult for someone to get into my box by a VNC exploit. Am I wrong?
Wouldn't they have to sniff packets and decrypt to get the password? I
suppose it can be done, but I don't know that anyone is doing it.
More info on hackability would be appreciated. As a relatively naive VNC
user, I would like to know what dangers I am exposing myself to.