[FoRK] white hat pwn

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 19:55:13 PDT 2013


With iOS you can't do any kind of remote controller a la VNC, so a KVM
dongle would be necessary.

My plan for my dad is to give him pre-paid and pre-addressed shipping
containers for the iPad in case he need IT help from me. So a dongle
would be a clear improvement.


On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Gordon Mohr <gojomo-forkxent at xavvy.com> wrote:
> The web-based, subscription-service (gotomypc etc) is probably the
> ease-of-use winner, but oftentimes in such situations, the help is needed
> *before* the internet is even working.
>
> I foresee a smartphone-dongle attachment, plus app, that serves as a remote
> KVM. So the grandparent (or remote business client) plugs their iPhone into
> the dongle, and the dongle into the USB (and perhaps HDMI) ports of the
> machine. Then with minimal mobile data connectivity, they can grant remote
> administration even through boot prompts/bios-settings.
>
> - Gordon
>
>
> On 6/29/13 6:27 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>>
>> Good idea, I'll try it.
>> On Jun 29, 2013 5:56 PM, "Kevin Marks" <kevinmarks at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Can you use a Web based vnc substitute?
>>> Eg gotomypc.com
>>> On Jun 29, 2013 5:27 PM, "Lucas Gonze" <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I tried that but his memory is too brittle. The differences at the
>>>> pixel level prevented him from doing things like logging in to his
>>>> email.
>>>>
>>>> I'm buying him an iPad as part of my current project. I'll have it
>>>> sent to my house, install software, set up his accounts, and ship it
>>>> to him. Then when he has a problem he can ship it back to me.
>>>>
>>>> But he writes, and that has to be on a real computer. (Bluetooth
>>>> keyboard on iPad is too complex).
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Reza B'Far (Oracle)
>>>> <reza.bfar at oracle.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Buy him a Mac :)  It'll save you both time...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/29/13 4:49 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Don't yet know the version of Windows. His MUA calls itself thus:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130620
>>>>>> Thunderbird/17.0.7
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My elderly father's cognitive skills are too depressed to manage his
>>>>>>> own Windows + IE8. So I decided to take control with VNC and manage
>>>
>>> it
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> myself. No luck. He can't find the download.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I could mail him a USB stick with VNC, but that's no help because he
>>>>>>> needs to find the USB stick in Windows Explorer. Same story with a
>>>
>>> CD.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Could I do it with autorun.inf?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Basically I need a highly infectious and rather nasty bit of haxing
>>>
>>> to
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> get this to work.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ideas?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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