I am connected to the Internet through a router and I just learned how to properly configure Remote Desktop and port forwarding so that I can access my computer from outside over IP. However, and since I have a small home network, this causes me some doubts in what concerns both the security of the information being transmited over the Internet and the internal security of my LAN. Is it really safe to use Remote Desktop through IP? What encryption protocols/algorithms are used? And how much are other computers in my LAN protected?
Thank you very much!