[Security] Nearly had heart attack ! :-O
atheoi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 23:07:48 GMT 2007
FYI, I've started a thread about this incident on the ubuntu-devel-discuss
You might want to check for other open ports BTW; go System ->
Administration -> Network Tools, click on the Port Scan tab and scan your IP
On 3/14/07, Vincent Trouilliez <vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr> wrote:
> Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > On wo, 2007-03-14 at 18:23 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > > I noticed in the notification area, an icon that popped up saying that
> > > a remote machine connected to me, what the F..., where does that
> > > come from, am I being attacked, on LINUX !?
> > System -> preferences -> remote desktop
> Yeah sure, that's where I rushed, as soon as I had pulled the networked
> cable,to check the settings ! :-O
> > It's disabled by default though :)
> Hu ?! Really ? I am glad to hear that :o)
> However on my box it was all wide opened.
> Hmm, it's probably because I use a separate /home partition, even on
> when testing the development versions of Ubuntu. I must have played
> with that functionality just once, years ago, had forgotten about it,
> but Gconf didn't forget ! ;-)
> I am glad to hear it's secure by default then, phew.
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