CHAPTER 12Remote Connectivity

As a security expert, consider this: A passenger sits in the airport, working on his computer, waiting for the plane to start boarding. While sitting there, surfing on the wireless airport network, he notices that almost every laptop in sight is a Mac. On a hunch, he opens Bonjour Browser to discover that many of these laptops have Remote Management (the Apple Remote Desktop client, based on VNC), SSH, Telnet, or Timbuktu enabled. He also notices that many of these computers are not password protected, easily controllable by anyone with the gall to tap into the computer. Within about ten minutes, nearly all the laptop lids are closed with their owners suspiciously looking around, attempting to determine which passenger ...

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