Remote administration of any system should be considered a potential anonymity hazard, since it is not under the user's physical protection and could be compromised. Although counterintuitive, it is necessary to follow all relevant recommendations in the Surfing Posting Blogging chapter to stay safe:
- Beware of Keystroke and Mouse Fingerprinting.
- Beware of Stylometry.
- Beware of difficulties in paying anonymously, see Money.
It is possible to remotely administer any operating system with GNU/Linux by using the Remmina [archive] desktop client. Remmina supports multiple network protocols, including RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP, SSH and EXEC.
- remmina: the main GTK+ application.
- remmina-plugins: a set of plugins to support various network protocols.
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