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Old 09-08-2005, 04:35 PM   #11
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hes most likely using VNC or remote decktop...

If you run the VNC daemon ( server ) on your computer, then yes if he has set a password on the VNC server then yes he can gain access and do whatever he likes.

However, if you only ran the client of VNC then i doubt he will be able to gain access via it.

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He has the VNC program, and I don't have any program of that sort. He told me his VNC password and I watched and controlled his screen for a while. Then I got off of it and he changed his password. So am I in danger? If yes, what can I do about it?
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If you dont have a program then what did you use to "enter in his ip and control his screen for a while"?
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:50 PM   #13
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I didn't need the program, all I did was put some kind of an IP number plus his VNC number (?) on the address bar and it brought up a java which let me watch his screen. The address I put in the address bar was kind of like 116.9.56:5800
There was a semi colon before the last number sequence.
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I didn't need the program, all I did was put some kind of an IP number plus his VNC number (?) on the address bar and it brought up a java which let me watch his screen. The address I put in the address bar was kind of like 116.9.56:5800
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That is exactly what VNC does. It can be run from a seperate viewer or from the internet browser itself. The VNC Viewer connects to port 5900. The Internet Browser connects to ports 5800. He was running a VNC Server. If you:
a. block the ports of 5800 and 5900 or
b. do not run a VNC Server or
c. have a strong password on a VNC server
then you have nothing to really worry about. You are safe from this type of attack. He was merely demonstrating a show of power. He is not going to connect to your computer, unless you are running the VNC Server. VNC can be freely downloaded from http://www.realvnc.com

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So I am safe, since I don't have VNC myself?
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you are correct, to an extent. You are safe in the sense that he can't use VNC to access you machine, but there are other ways to gain access to a machine...but yes, because you don't have VNC installed, then he cannot gain access to your machine through VNC
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it is very likely he could have gotten your ip lets say if you talk to him over the aim then he could be using a packet sniffer like ethereal and could get your ip easily
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What are you talking about? Who cares about getting the ip address? He was talking about someone putting a ip into a box and bringing up the computer with nothing involved. That is not hacking, that is a display of false power.

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