Ubuntu desktop sharing security

Asked by jaime andres cataño on 2012-08-16

I have enable the "Gnome Desktop Sharing" in order to get access from internet, today, I was working on my pc and suddenly the permission window appeared and said that someone was trying to view my desktop.

Because I have enable the "Allow other users to view your desktop" I know is a posibility if someone knows my IP address. Anyway, I wanted to check who tried to connect to my PC and it seems that there is not a LOG file that save the connections made to my pc by the "Gnome Desktop Sharing", so i wonder if that LOG file exists, if it doesnt then where could I see that attemp to get access to my Desktop.

Current system:
Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
Desktop: gnome-shell

Thanks a lot

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2012-08-18
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2012-08-18

You should use an SSH tunnel as VNC is in no way secure.
What do you do when you get connected to the desktop? There may be a sleeker solution than the full desktop.

Hi, the problem is that I want to see a history of the requests of connections made to my computer to the "Gnome Desktop Sharing" program, so, I can get a control of the requests. A log file where i can monitor the requests thats all.

It may be in /var/log someplace

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