[plug] Q about my new computer

Rusty Ramser rusty_ramser at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 23 11:52:27 AWST 2017

Hi, Jude.

Is he able to log in without intervention on your part?  Or do you have to initiate some type of action (like LogMeIn) for him to make this connection?  If it’s the former, most people wouldn’t be comfortable with that.


From: plug [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org.au] On Behalf Of Jude Cullity
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 23:18
To: plug at plug.org.au
Subject: [plug] Q about my new computer

Hi, I joined up at the start of the year because I wnted to buy a new computer and set up with Linux.
Now that the Govt's meta-data retention scheme has just kicked off, I am interested in how to protect my privacy.
The guy I bought my computer off, offered me a 3 month free phone help with my new Linux system.  He said that if I had trouble, he could log onto my machine remotely and see what I was doing so he could help trouble shoot.  Does this constitute a backdoor?  How can I disable it?
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