Can VNC act as a 'spyware'?

Seak, Teng-Fong tfseak "at" futurmaster.com
Sun Apr 25 02:31:01 2004


	Well, just think of VNC like your own screen.  If you leave your seat without locking your screen while at the same time your e-banking window is left open, and if anything is lost, I think you can't blame anybody but yourself.

	For your questions, yes, if he's using normal mode, he can see whatever you see in real time and he could even edit whatever is on your screen.  But I think the best is that you try it in a client from another PC to see it yourself.  That would be a lot clearer than a thousand words that I would have written.

-----Original Message-----
From: bot banana [mailto:botbanana "at" yahoo.com] 
Sent: samedi 24 avril 2004 13:59
To: Seak, Teng-Fong
Subject: RE: Can VNC act as a 'spyware'?

yes it helps. thks alot. 

i do know that there's no keylogger in VNC, so my
passwords will be seen as *****. But will he know my
username?

another q's. will the viewer actually get to see wut i
do in real-time? Can he edit it in his 'viewer'
computer? Or are the features just 'look' only but no
'edit'.

If he can 'edit' & view me in realtime, then he has
'entered' into my e-banking account.

For eg.. if i leave my Yahoo mail/e-banking account
unattended and keep mywself signed in.....and he logs
in using VNC...he sees exactly what i see on my PC
right....so can he check my emails/e-banking
transactions too?

thks for ur help...








--- "Seak, Teng-Fong" <tfseak "at" futurmaster.com> wrote:
> 	If you're so afraid of being spied on, let the VNC
> icon shown inside the system tray.  Whenever it
> turns colour, close your e-bank windows.
> 
> 	HTH ...... well, I hope
> 
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : bot banana [mailto:botbanana "at" yahoo.com]
> > Envoyi : mardi 20 avril 2004 17:18
> > @ : vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> > Objet : Can VNC act as a 'spyware'?
> > 
> > Well the VNC is installed in everyone's PC. Since
> if
> > anyone has used it before, could I ask u if it can
> be
> > used to view my personal emails, edit them.
> > 
> > My office is quite flexible about me using my
> > e-banking since we really work a 6day week and
> there's
> > no time to literally go to the bank. But I'd just
> like
> > to be sure that no hanky-panky goes on behind my
> back.
> > 
> > 
> > 1. For eg. I'm in Yahoo mail writing or viewing an
> > email. And my boss is nicely sitting in his room
> next
> > door. Will what I see, be the same as what my boss
> > sees?
> > 
> > 2. To go another step further, can he use VNC to
> edit
> > what I do? (of course I'm asking the extreme
> stuffs)
> > 
> > 3. And to go another step further, if he's able to
> see
> > my Yahoo Mail, can he also see my e-banking pages
> once
> > I have accessed into it.
> > 
> > 4. And finally, if I erase the cache everytime
> I've
> > logged out of my e-banking session, would that be
> > sufficient?
> > 
> > I dont want to wake up suddenly and see all my
> monies
> > transferred out!!
> > 
> > Thks.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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