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Windows 7: How secure is Remote Desktop over the Internet?


12 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How secure is Remote Desktop over the Internet?

Hi all,

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!

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12 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmiguel10 View Post
Hi all,

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!
Depends on the remote desktop client and configuration. I would use one that is encrypted (my choice is team viewer) and check the ports and protocols forwarded carefully (there are guides -- just google it)
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