Author Topic: Logging in to remote host unlocks remote host  (Read 1125 times)

hbjw

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Logging in to remote host unlocks remote host
« on: May 03, 2016, 06:26:23 PM »
So, my work Mac laptop has unattended access set up on it, while the Windows machine I have at home runs the on-demand/non-installed client. The Mac is screensaver locked, and I always either lock it manually, or, barring that, it kicks in after 10 minutes or so of being idle. Something my coworkers have noticed though, is that whenever I connect to the Mac through Teamviewer, the laptop unlocks.

Not sure if this is a bug, but if not, is there a way to disable that?

matt

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Re: Logging in to remote host unlocks remote host
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 02:32:33 AM »
Not really sure what you were expecting, but why would a computer NOT unlock when you were using it?

hbjw

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Re: Logging in to remote host unlocks remote host
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 04:02:15 PM »
Why would the ˆremoteˆ host unlock? That seems like a major security/privacy issue to me.

matt

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Re: Logging in to remote host unlocks remote host
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 06:45:56 PM »
What would you expect if you are accessing the computer?
Why would that be different if you are accessing the computer remotely?

Yes that can be a security issue if the remote computer isn't isolated, but that's why TV has 'black screen' and 'restrict local input', so that you can (if you want) do stuff securely so that the someone watching the remote computer can't use the keyboard or see what is on the screen. Of course there are times when you want someone near the remote machine to enter stuff and watch what is going on  - we call that support connections.

TV us many things to many people. Not everyone wants to use a remote machine as if they were sitting in front of it. To be honest I would expect that there are better tools than TV for that. Certainly in a Windows world we use Remote desktop connections. With a Mac or Linux I'd expect some sort of remote desktop fired from a putty session would be the best.

What have I missed in what your expectations are?

Brisameadows

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Re: Logging in to remote host unlocks remote host
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 12:26:10 AM »
great

 

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