my UltraVNC server hacked?

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Jimboat63
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my UltraVNC server hacked?

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is there a way for a hacker to connect to my UltraVNC server without knowing my password? despite changing my pw several times, my log showed a connection received from an unknown IP address? what do i need to do to protect unauthorized access?
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A standard vnc password is only 8 chars this can easy be broken with brute force.
If your server is connected to the internet you always should use encryption plugins and best set a long password. The plugin
allow you to set a 32 chars password or even to use 2024 key.
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Re: my UltraVNC server hacked?

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Rudi - sounds good, thanks! which plugin should i get? (is it easy to install and configure?)

many thanks, again, Rudi!

/jim
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Plugin is in the vnc folder
SecureVNCPlugin.dsm or SecureVNCPlugin64.dsm ( 32/64 bit)

properties server
DSM plugin
[v] use [SecureVNCPlugin.dsm][config]
select plugin and press config

Set a Passphrase, from now you have this long password
All other settings you can leave default
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Re: my UltraVNC server hacked?

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thanks, Rudi! you're a great help! will give it a try! much apprecieated.

/Jim
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