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MSN , great for hackers, bad for dummies

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I've just noticed that the new msn live , has a tinny litlle function that is a great way to enter someone elses pc.
When someone else asks for remote assistence , you can press the "take control" button , and it works like a remote desktop, except that it has a limited time period.
Yeasterday one of my coleagues was having problems installing PC wizard, and i found out about this.
I think this is a function that shouldn't be included in msn , mainly when i wanna send PCWizard to my friend he says that i'm sending a possible dangerous file.
If you can convince the other person(a noob) to acept , you can do watever you wanna , disactivate his/hers firewall, download spyware, anithing.
It might be a good way to help your mates , when tey're having problems , but hacker's are gonna take advantage of this , i know it!
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That's why I only connect to their comps when I feel like it's needed.
    
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The other party has to agree to let you take full controll, However yes a hacker with an unfound exploit could take advantage of this.


But, unfortunatly 2 things would create a problem in doing this.. Someone who has an IQ higher than 5 would notice their mouse moving around and that they arent the ones doing it... lol and it would be a pain in the @$$ to do... and wouldnt be worth putting the time and effort into. If you are going in you want to go undetected. Not like a buffalo stampede through a glassware store.
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It's been there years. I've used it plenty times before. They can stop your control just by hitting escape, thats if you can get past them having to click, "DO YOU WISH TO GIVE 'TEH l33t HaXXoR' CONTROL OF YOUR MACHINE?"
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