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Windows 7: Infection Of Windows Through Remote Access/Remote Desktop

17 Mar 2012   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
Infection Of Windows Through Remote Access/Remote Desktop

This morning, I heard a nationally syndicated computer expert state that some Chinese hackers were "getting into" Windows based computers through "Remote Access/Remote Desktop" even if the service is turned off. According to the guru, "They will turn it on for you."
Being very concrete, as well as, somewhat dull concerning computers, I find this hard to believe. Could someone, in layman's terms, tell me the circumstances needed that would allow a hacker to take control of someone's system when a necessary service is turned off ??

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17 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Easy to do and best NOT described here.
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17 Mar 2012   #3
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Understand !!!
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17 Mar 2012   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
This morning, I heard a nationally syndicated computer expert state that some Chinese hackers were "getting into" Windows based computers through "Remote Access/Remote Desktop" even if the service is turned off. According to the guru, "They will turn it on for you."
Being very concrete, as well as, somewhat dull concerning computers, I find this hard to believe. Could someone, in layman's terms, tell me the circumstances needed that would allow a hacker to take control of someone's system when a necessary service is turned off ??

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17 Mar 2012   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Understand !!!
You can disable the service is services.msc if you dont use it.
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18 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Its not actually possible to do. Well as long as you are behind a router. Almost all consumer routers block outbound Windows network services and all unrequested network connections. I think the key piece of information you are missing is that the attackers do not turn these services on themselves, they get a user to do it. This happens via a Social Engineering attack, the currently popular tactic is claiming to be from Microsoft Support dead calling you out of the blue.

There are a few users here that have been dubbed into this kind of attack.
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