Joined: 04 Sep 2003 Posts: 2 Location: The Great Republic Of Texas
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:35 pm Post subject: VNC and Hotmail
I have an odd question.
Are there any (known) exploits or possibilities for a hotmail email to try and establish a VNC connection when a message is read?
My Inet blocking/filtering device blocked a VNC connection to my computer from an IP that resolved to hotmail. It was a VNC packet on port 80. I honestly cant remember if at the time of the attempt if I was in hotmail or not, but it is very possible.
It would depend on your security settings, I would guess. If you allow activex to run from hotmail, a malicious email could try to create an outbound connection somewhere. I don't know much about activex, if it has as rigourous security precautions as java, but from what I know it would be possible, even more so if you had VNC installed in a default location.
Joined: 19 Nov 2002 Posts: 4 Location: Washington DC
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:25 am Post subject:
Someone tried to VNC to your computer after you opened a message from hotmail?
That is possible, all t hey have to do is put in image in there, with a link.
Then on the webserver see who accessed the link and then have a script to automatically VNC to them.. Is that what you are talking about?
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