viewing client sesssion
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: viewing client sesssion

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    164

    viewing client sesssion

    I am just wondering if there is a way to view clients session or the client desktop screen from windows 2000server. It's just for knowledge, I got caught in the college. Wondering how did net admin knew I was browsing certein website? I have a same environment at home. It could be nice if I know, sorry if this is not an appropriate question.

  2. #2
    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    4,325
    Sure it is possible. They could have a hidden RAT (remote access tool) such as VNC on the workstations. They could then view exactly what you are viewing. However, this is unlikely because they'd have to have someone there watching you. That would be a waste both time and resources.

    They could have some other spyware on the PCs that take screenshots, log web activity, keystrokes, etc.

    Or, they could have simply looked at the web proxy logs.

    A web proxy server is a device that sits between the clients and the internet. It handles all the internet requests. If they have filtering enabled, the server will look at the filtering rules and decide if you are allowed to view that page. They could just be logging all web requests. Most colleges (that I know of) just log, don't filter. But, it might be different at your school or in your country?
    Quitmzilla is a firefox extension that gives you stats on how long you have quit smoking, how much money you\'ve saved, how much you haven\'t smoked and recent milestones. Very helpful for people who quit smoking and used to smoke at their computers... Helps out with the urges.

  3. #3
    Macht Nicht Aus moxnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Huson Mt.
    Posts
    1,752
    I have been sitting here thinking of the best way to answer your question and then phish comes along and answers it in the best way.

    As long as you are using someone elses equipment, and/or network, they have the right and responsibility to monitor it. There is a bunch of different methods for doing just that. From simple keylogging to actually taking screen shots of the web sites you might visit.

    If you wish unmonitored access to the web, then you will have to set up your own equipment and provide your own access to the internet. Even then, depending on what country you might be in, the government may have activity logs of where you go and what you might do. ISP's also will maintain logs, but usually don't actively monitor them (they are just maintained for legal and forensic purposes).
    \"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
    Author Unknown

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •