A little known feature included in remote computing app TightVNC is its web interface. In other words, you don’t need to install TightVNC Viewer to be able to connect to and control your remote computer. If you followed our instructions to get VNC up and running and you have your router set up with port-forwarding enabled, you can enter the IP address (or domain name) of your home server, followed by the port VNC uses, and a Java applet will launch directly in your browser (for example, http://188.8.131.52:5800). This applet will give you full control of your home computer. The one drawback is that your password is sent in plain text (HTTPS is not used). However, if you work in a locked down environment, this is an easy way to control your home computer from work without installing extra software.