On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 13:35, Ken Gilmour wrote:
> >i still don't understand how a modern desktop system can have
> >enough stuff open to be remotely exploited.
>> The best example i've ever seen is one time a person had "File and printer sharing" enabled on their Dialup connection. Now i've never heard of anyone ever exploiting that over an internet connection (unless there's something i don't know about.) but i have a program (AWRC) which lets me remotely control any windows machine and see every single thing that is happening on it (diagnostic info, hardware usage, connected ports / IPs etc)
People enabling file and printer sharing on their dialup or on the
ethernet connection when they are on a public ip, whitout having a
firewall installed, is an old hat. So is exploiting those.
There is no more fun than leaving documents saying "Kilroy was here!" in
ASCII art on the desktops or printing similar stuff on their printers.
But that can be categorised as harmless hacks.
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