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Old 06-03-2011, 03:16 PM
Bilal Akhtar
 
Default Fwd: Vino should not be included in the default install

Forwarding to the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list, which is more relevant
for such a discussion.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Vino should not be included in the default install
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:36:26 +1200
From: Jane Atkinson <jea62q@xtra.co.nz>
To: ubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com



Hi

I originally posted this message as [Bug 790009] on Launchpad.
It was suggested that this list is a better place for the suggestion.
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Having "remote desktop" as an option in the default installation
creates a security risk.

It invites new users to enable it, not understanding the security
implications. They then end up with unwanted connections to their
machine. A quick look around the "security discussions" forum on
ubuntuforums shows that this happens quite frequently.

I propose that it should be removed from the LiveCD. If a remote connection
program is needed, then something that*requires* SSH tunnelling could be
provided.

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