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I recently purchased an iPhone and downloaded the RDP Lite application, which allows me to remote into my home computer. Typically, I've always used LogMeIn for remoting and always had the built-in Windows option disabled.

Now, what's to stop someone from running some sort of brute-force login attack on the administrator account of my machine? Are there safeguards in place to prevent this?

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Here's a good document on some of the attacks and mitigations. It's a bit dated, but interesting. In addition to changing your port, you should also change the name of your Administrator account and set up a honey pot dummy account.

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Nice document, even shows the tool he's using to perform the attacks – John Rasch Jul 23 '09 at 20:02
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