Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday March 30, 2016

Hacker Exposed Thousands Of Insecure Desktops

Most of you guys know that you should always secure your VNC (Virtual Network Computing) connection by using a username and password. It's just common sense. This is an old topic that rears its ugly head every so often but people still don't learn that, if you don't use a password for VNC, you could end up compromised. At the very least, screenshots of your desktop and you IP could end up on one of these websites.

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Revolver created a script that cycled through IP addresses and select ports on his own server, which tries to connect to unsecured servers through a web-based VNC viewer. If the script finds an available connection without any authentication, it will connect and grab a screenshot, otherwise the script will kill the session and move to a different IP address. After thousands of successful connections, he now has about 23 gigabytes of screenshots saved.

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