RE: [fw-wiz] Using RDP Port 3389
From: Josh Welch (jwelch_at_buffalowildwings.com)
To: <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 08:29:35 -0500
Melson, Paul said:
> Actually, I think that VNC could be worse than Terminal Services from a
> security point of view. First, its logging is awful. Second, it can
> only be secured by a single password. Since everyone allowed to use VNC
> would know the same password, this doesn't meet the standard for
> authentication. Third, it gives the remote user the console. If left
> logged in, the only thing between a malicious user and eavesdropping or
> major destruction is a single password that can't be locked-on-failure,
> so it *can* be brute-forced.
> There may not be any 0d4y-spl01tz for VNC at the moment, but IMHO, it
> suffers from some design flaws that make it less than secure.
> That said, I use VNC with my systems at home. But this traffic is
> always tunneled via SSH across the Internet.
This is getting to be somewhat OT, but FWIW UltraVNC can be configured to
use Windows logon information, but it seems to be rather slow authenticating
in that scenario.
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