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“Trusted zone” in ESET Smart Security still works even with “ESET Service” stopped?

I have ESET Smart Security installed on computer A, and I usually connect from PC B to A using RDP. I have to add the IP of B to "trusted zone" on A so that B is not blocked, like in this tutorial. ...
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Is windows remote desktop secure?

Is windows built-in Remote Desktop secure? I mean, does it use any encryption methods? or someone can hijack the data that have been transferred between two system?
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Having no password on windows 7 log in physically, but with password through RDP

So I am trying to make my main desktop be able to reboot right into the desktop without asking for a password, but I still want to be secure when I'm accessing it remotely. No one is ever going to ...
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Chunkvnc - Instantsupport.exe shown as malware

We are using Chunkvnc from a long time. But it is shown as malicious by so many antivirus. I have Instantsupport.exe in my website which my customers download to connect us remotely. But when file is ...
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How to allow a secure remote desktop login, yet keep things convenient?

So I want to have RDP on my main desktop machine and while I did this countless times already, I always used just the hardest possible random passwords. Which indeed works quite well on servers, as ...
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218 views

How to restrict unwanted users to remotely access my system

I have windows 7 installed in my system. I want to manage my system in such a way that only users of particular ip in the network can take my system remotely and others not. I don't have to use third ...
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652 views

Where is my RDP server certificate stored?

Given the recent issues of Man-in-the-Middle attacks, i actually paid attention to the warning i get when connecting to a server: Selecting View Certificate, i was going to check the SHA1 ...
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1answer
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What's better for RDP - PPTP VPN or Port Forwarding?

I need to be able to connect to a computer via RDP from a tablet, over the Internet. I was unable to make the tablet connect to a IPSec or L2TP VPN - the only thing that worked was PPTP. Is PPTP ...
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Folder/Drive Redirection in Remote Desktop security

I have been trying to find this online for the past few days and haven't seen a confirmation...But I am trying to set up a public terminal server that is secure by encrypting the sessions with a ...
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1answer
99 views

Remote Desktop mapped drive security

I've a question that I haven't been able to find information online yet regarding the security of Remote Desktop server. I have found the ways of securing the connection made to a Remote Desktop ...
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1answer
291 views

Is it safe to use remote desktop to connect Windows 8 pro from remote location?

I want to access my home PC from outside from time to time. Is it safe to enable port RDP forward on home router and remote desktop home Windows 8 from remote location? Is another layer of SSH or ...
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319 views

how to add remotely controllable machine to home network, without sacrificing network security?

The following setup: I would like to add a machine (running windows server 2008 r2) to our home network, such that this machine has access to the internet, and such that it can be accessed (with full ...
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Remote Desktop password safety

If I access my computer with Remote Desktop from another computer, is my password stored in any way on that computer? Assume that the client computer is "clean" (no virus, malware, keylogger, etc). ...
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335 views

Suspicious activity on port 3389

Today I opened TCPView to see what was causing a lot of outbound network activity and could only identify svchost.exe on port 3389 (which i understand to be the port used by remote desktop). I ended ...
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Disable Windows 7 screensaver over RDP

How can I turn off the screensaver in RDP sessions and thus keep the session alive and unlocked, even if I am not actively working in it for some time? Note: the solution should work without ...
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2answers
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After enabling FIPS on Windows 7, connection to XP MOde and XP Remote Desktop stops working

In an effort to secure my Windows 7 Pro x64 workstationI turned on FIPS in the Local Security Policy editor. Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options/ System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant ...
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How does Microsoft Remote Desktop Manager encrypt passwords?

When storing connection passwords, MS RDP provides the ability to store the password as either clear text or to encrypt it. Thr resulting node in the file looks like <logonCredentials ...
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How to block incoming connections from one IP address?

I have found out that one IP address is trying to RDP to a machine. I would now like to get XP to block all incoming connections from this IP address, and I am finding it very frustrating how ...
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Alias network adapter in Windows XP

I use a VPN channel for an online banking client. This channel is implemented as an NDIS filter installed on the outbound network interface which gets activated when you insert the smart card. When ...
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Are saved Remote Desktop credentials secure on the local machine?

Are saved Remote Desktop credentials secure (loosely speaking) on the local machine? They aren't stored as clear text anywhere at least, are they? Edit: I understand the inherent risks of saving ...
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Exposing OSX via VNC on Internet

I have a macbook that I've managed to expose (using port forwarding) to the world. It works nicely but I'm worried that, while it's not pingable or otherwise detectable, it might get detected and ...
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how to tell if somebody has accessed your machine with dameware?

I understand anybody with local admin or domain admin can dameware into your client and see your screen as you are working. Is this true? How can I tell who's recently accessed my machine this way? ...
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175 views

XP SP3 Pro: Closing RDP session unlocks host computer screen

When I close a RDP session from the client the host computer screen unlocks even though it was initially locked. How can this be fixed? This is a major security risk.
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85 views

Will password protected user accounts in XP Pro provide sufficient security for Remote Desktop over internet?

Will password protected user accounts in XP Pro provide sufficient security for Remote Desktop over internet?
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609 views

Is it possible to allow only a specific computer to RDP to home network via WAN?

I have a home network with WINXP PRO/WIN2K3/WIN7 machines to which I would like to make RDP connections. I have already set up port forwarding on the router and all that good stuff, and am able to ...
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Is the current version of Remote Desktop secure?

I remember when I first started using Remote Desktop with Windows XP Pro many years ago, that it wasn't secure to use without vpn. Now, with Windows 7, when I connect to my home computer i get some ...
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486 views

How secure is Remote Desktop from Mac OS X to Windows Server 2003?

It's unclear to me exactly how secure Remote Desktop access from Mac OS X to a Windows Server 2003 machine is. Is the communication encrypted by default? What level of encryption? Are there best ...
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windows security log is full

When I remote into my work computer from home, I get an error message about 'windows security log is full'. Once I click OK, everything seems to work fine. Is this something I should be worried ...
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How can I leave the remote screen locked when I ARD/VNC/etc. to my Mac?

I'm currently using Jolly's Fast VNC and Mac OS X's built-in VNC server (System Preferences, Sharing, Screen Sharing) to access my iMac remotely. Here's my problem: When I'm using the iMac remotely, ...
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2answers
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How can I secure my remote box/user?

I'm going to outsource some development work to a stranger. I would like to run down my setup and what I've done thus far to take some precautionary measures. I'm hoping you all can provide me with ...
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56 views

RDP to WinXP Machine Denied

I've got a WinXP box that I'm trying to RDP to, and it keeps giving me the following error: The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively. He's in ...
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Security implications of allowing remote desktop

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 ...