Old Jan 24, 11, 11:54 am
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ScottC
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Originally Posted by Global_Hi_Flyer View Post
A friend of mine just got burned by installing a VNC solution w/open ports on his network. He caught a hacker sucking *everything* off his Linux box. With a VPN solution you can keep the ports closed to the outside world, while still maintaining full access to your network (limited to you).
The problem becomes worse when people don't know what they are doing - in your example, the person actually noticed the data theft - most people wouldn't even know where to look.
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