Security with Remote Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gcjeepster, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. gcjeepster

    gcjeepster Guest

    I am new to the forum and haven't had a chance to really search on this topic... so please forgive me. If there are any threads which cover this topic, feel free to lead me to it or them. ;)

    Is Remote Desktop secure? If not, does anyone know the best way to make it secure when connecting over the Internet to another XP machine?

    Thanks much for any assistance...

    Chad
     
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    well, the port that it uses to connect to your computer will only be opened by you accepting the incoming connection. So I think it is safe
     
  3. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Personally, I don't use it, nor will I ever. So I've got it disabled. Big potetnital security risk.
     
  4. gcjeepster

    gcjeepster Guest

    Secure Connection

    What are the big security risk potentials? Couldn't you block accessibility via firewall only allowing connections from particular sources?

    Anyone know of a remote connect-type service that provides security between a computers?
     
  5. redhook

    redhook Guest

    There is no real security risk in using Remote Desktop, you can choose which users and groups can connect through it. It's not very good though cause if anybody is logged onto your system it will ask them if you can connect or not and force them to logout if they accept.