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The Architecture Presence Investigation for Remote Control

The Architecture Presence Investigation for Remote Control
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Author(s): Hsieh-Hong Huang (National Chung Cheng University, China) and Cheng-Yuan Ku (National Chung Cheng University, China)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch272
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

With the rapid development of software and communication technologies, the availability of remote control of computers has become increasingly popular. Unlike the traditional remote applications, which are working under text mode, the new remote desktop technologies provide graphic user interface (GUI) for users to control their faraway computers via Internet now. There are numerous commercial products of remote control software that enables users to take control of the distant desktop with their own keyboard and mouse from other place, even abroad. This characteristic makes the usage of remote access and control of computers easier; and thus improves productivities. However, most remote control or remote administration software packages are not well-documented. This situation causes that it is difficult to monitor, record, and detect the online illegal action. Because of the lack of well organized transaction log, it is really hard to trace and audit illegal activities if the suspect uses remote control software. It has increased the difficulties of cyber forensics and the distress of the law enforcers due to the national or jurisdictional boundary. In this paper, five countermeasures for cyber-crime regarding remote control software are proposed. This result could be viewed as a pilot study of remote presence and provides the guidance for further research.

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