PCAnywhere

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Bret, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Bret

    Bret Guest

    Any risk of someone hacking in to the office network when a home office
    computer is connected with PCAnywhere?

    Status and data ports are opened on the firewall and forwarded to the hosts
    IP. No VPN.

    I get asked two questions frequently. Can a home user get a virus and then
    infect the network computer via PCA. Can a user without a home firewall
    provide a hacker a way into the office network via PCA?

    I say no to both.

    Agree? Disagree? Comments?

    Can someone help with a good way to explain this to users.
     
    Bret, Jul 6, 2004
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  2. Bret

    Jeremy Sun Guest

    There is no "known" critical security problem with PCAnywhere yet. So...

    1) virus?
    no, unless a user copied an infected file using the PCA and then run it on
    the target PC.

    2) hacker?
    Some hacker tools enable the hacker to control user desktop. So IF the
    hacker somehow figure out the domain password of the user and manually
    connect to your domain using PCA...

    Man, anything would happen.

    Regards,
    Jeremy.
     
    Jeremy Sun, Jul 7, 2004
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