Linked by David Adams on Sat 16th Jul 2005 22:58 UTC, submitted by GeekGod
Privacy, Security, Encryption A denial of service vulnerability reportedly affects the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol. Either disable RDP or make sure you have a firewall enabled for port 3389 until a fix is available.
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re: On VNC
by abdavidson on Mon 18th Jul 2005 02:47 UTC
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"Although this thread is crap already I'll just point out a few things. UltraVNC offers encryption built-in. It also has a Video Driver addon that makes it perform just as fast as RDP over slow connections. For Lan use even without the Video Driver VNC performs just as well as RDP."

Wrong. Absolutely totally wrong.

VNC is nowhere near as fast or transparent as RDP on LAN or remote use. It's slower in all it's variants and implementations.

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