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asked 2018-06-23 08:46:56 -0600

if someone on my home network has my root password of my fedora 28 workstation

can he gain remote access to my pc ?

my ssh and telnet are disable, can he still gain access ?

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You mean only remotely, or does the someone have physical access to the machine? Is the HDD encrypted?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-06-24 22:19:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-06-23 22:07:25 -0600

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If you are sure ssh and telnet are disable or that your firewalld is blocking all ports he should not be able to access your pc. Make sure your firewall close all ports, best way to do so, is to use another machine and scan your machine with nmap -v -Pn your_machine_ip

Good Luck

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Also, both ssh and telnet disable remote logins by root by default, so as long as you don't change that, you don't have to worry about somebody who doesn't have access to a regular account getting remote access.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-06-23 22:30:11 -0600 )edit

answered 2018-07-05 11:32:49 -0600

You never know for sure. I faced with similar issue a few months ago. Since that time I always use proxy from here to hide my real ip and protect my privacy. today it's the only way to protect my data from online snoopers.

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