RE: pcAnywhere question

From: Eric McCarty (eric_at_piteduncan.com)
Date: 12/02/04

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    To: "Travis Foley" <travis.foley@gmail.com>, "Greg Robinson" <greg.robinson@maxsyscomputers.com>
    
    

    If you must put pcAnywhere on a non-firewalled interface I highly
    suggest using the built in PcAnywhere encryption as well as ensuring you
    are using the latest version with any/all patches. However on a side
    note, why would u do this?. I would suggest you firewall the connection,
    setup NAT/a PcAnywhere rule to allow this traffic and let that be that,
    implement a
    VPN for additional protection if need be.

    I honestly can't think of any reason a computer would be connected
    directly to the internet without the protection of a firewall or at
    least a NAT-capable Router.

    Eric

    P.S. I also highly recommend GoToMyPc, It uses a password to get to the
    site and a password for each PC and the monthly fee is cheap. Plus it
    uses Citrix-like technology so it works well even on low-speed
    connections.

     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Travis Foley [mailto:travis.foley@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:11 AM
    To: Greg Robinson
    Cc: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Re: pcAnywhere question

    They'll tunnel it over SSH, not SSL... a MUST if you're going to use any
    implementation of VNC.

    Good idea on the dial in, may wanna configure for call back security at
    a minimum though and make sure you cannot dial out from the server...
    that would be a big sec risk, basically would circumvent your local
    network security.

    On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 23:11:34 -0500, Greg Robinson
    <greg.robinson@maxsyscomputers.com> wrote:
    > Ivan,
    >
    > Have you considered using a dial-up connection into your server? I
    > know that it is a little slow, but it's much more secure and will
    > allow you access in the event that the internet connection is lost. I

    > work for a large Fortune 500 company, and our shipping servers are
    > remotely administered by the parcel company's tech staff with no
    > problems. If you needed to, you could then enable a network VNC-type
    connection.
    >
    > I'd research gotomypc.com as well. I believe they tunnel everything
    > over SSL, giving you nearly full functionality remotely.
    >
    > Just some thoughts!
    > Greg Robinson, CCNA
    > MaxSys Computers
    >
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Ivan C [mailto:incman@hotmail.com]
    > Sent: 29 November 2004 00:05
    > To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    > Subject: pcAnywhere question
    >
    > Hi All,
    > Looking at deploying pcAnywhere on the internet facing interface of a
    > windoz
    >
    > 2000 server for remote management and would like any feed back as to:
    >
    > - the vulnerabilities of the pcanywhere application
    > - can the login be brute forced
    >
    > any other feedback is appreciated
    >
    > Thanks
    > Henry
    >
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