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 From:  Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey at goldmark dot org>
 To:  Monowall Mailing List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  gotomypc blocking
 Date:  Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:36:46 -0800
Does anyone know anything about

   https://www.gotomypc.com/

It claims to be something that one installs on Windows boxes which 
allows remote access.  The very vague description on the website adds 
that

  Both controlled and controlling computers receive all communications 
through an
  outgoing TCP connection using protocols and ports that can 
transparently transit
  almost all firewalls.

  No firewall changes are required, and you do not have to bypass or 
compromise your
  corporate or branch office firewall.

It looks like they are "marketing" to end users who would install this 
on their work machines to ask like a VPN to a particular machine.

So here are a few of my questions for the m0n0 crowd.

(1) Is this thing as evil as it looks?
(2) How does it work?
(3) How could one control such a thing?

-j

-- 
Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/