"weaponised into exploits by hackers"
I prefer the term haxsploited meself :)
Anyway, I always thought PCAnwhere was just the PC equivalent of X and inherently insecure.
Friday afternoon X wars were always a favourite - trying to sneak a few google eyes and cockroaches under the other guys' windows before he noticed and then hitting him with the script that filled his screen with ants and flying santa claus and snow etc.
Thems were the days.