Ubuntu: Accidentally accepted unknown IP to Desktop Sharing


I was using Desktop Sharing on 12.04 for some days, and there were a lot of connect requests from unknown IPs. One of the connect requests I accidentally agreed to because I mixed up the Agree-Deny-buttons.

I quckly cancelled the connection, but I was wondering whether a few seconds of this could possibly get my computer infected somehow, maybe leave some backdoor open?


Yes, it is possible as soon as they had access they could have retrieved something malicious and executed it. I would recommend running, 'sudo lsof -i' to see what network connections/ports are open and that should give you some pointers as to if they dropped a listener of some kind.

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