Free software Hamachi lets you create a quick, simple, and secure virtual network between any two or more computers with a connection to the Internet.
This sounds wonderful, even better than young Yellowtail tuna sushi, except for two little things:
- I’d have to trust they guys running it to do what they said, otherwise they’d have a huge tunnel right into all my files. And I have no idea who they are.
- Plus, if they messed up the coding, and there’s a side door somewhere, everyone has a huge tunnel right into my files.
Do I dare?
(answer below the fold)
I dared. It installed fine, the machines sort of saw each other…but it didn’t work for me, possibly because the remote machine is secured and doesn’t have any windows sharing enabled. I may give it another try next week, and if it works I’ll report back.
But even if it works, I’m nervous about having it on regularly.