Private server access

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Subject: Private server access
Posted by:  ~BD~ (~B…@nomail.afraid.org)
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012

One of my ex-army friends, now a long-time professional computer
business owner has told me this:

"When your computer is connected to a private server, you are at risk
from someone with a higher access code (eg Administrator) who can bypass
your firewall on port 3389 which is the main port used for remote desktop.

The problem here is that an ex member of staff or someone who hacks the
server will not let anyone know they have Administrator rights until
they are caught."

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Does anyone here dispute this fact?
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If it *is* true (and I have no reason to doubt it) that presumably means
that if anyone subscribes to Annexcafe newsgroups or to the Aumha 'help'
server they are, indeed, putting themselves at risk.

Comments welcomed.

--
Dave - "It is much better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved
for what you definitely are not." "Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you."

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