Remote Desktop Protocol, a protocols for accessing Windows applications remotely

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rdp connection with netcat pivoting

I want to connection from local computer to another local computer. I have 3 machine. for example A: 192.168.1.50 -> in local windows machine B: 50.3.52.110 -> linux server C: 192.168.5.25 -&...
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Windows Firewall: Restricted RDP to 1 IP, but still see login attempts from other IPs

I restricted the Firewall rules for RDP incoming restricting the Scope to 1 Remote IP address (Local IP Address section is empty). This was done for both Public & Private/Domain Rules. I did not ...
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Email hacks via RDP

Someone has sent an email from my account that is making me look bad. I am trying to determine if someone either actually did it physically from my computer or via RDP. As there is reason to believe ...
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RDP Attempts From Unknown IPs, How to Protect?

I'm running Windows Server2008 R2, and seeing the following error multiple times with various IPs in the event log: The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream ...
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Windows RDP over internet

I'm trying to figure out the risks of running RDP over the internet, using two windows 10 professional stations, and if a VPN is absolutely necessary to achieve good security. From the information I ...
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Is there a secure way to have a publicly facing terminal server?

TL;DR We are looking at opening port 3389 for a terminal server all the advice I’ve seen is that its suicidal but without good explanations as to why. Is it really that bad? We are looking at setting ...
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Stolen Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) credentials

I would like to know how to guard against RDP-renting services such as dedicateexpress.com which rents out stolen corporate laptops credentials. Are there IDS for such events?
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How to connect to Windows RDP and delegate authentication to a (reverse) proxy?

Looking for the following setup: Client connects to Windows RDP server through proxy server. The client is in public network hence can't send username/password for logon. The proxy server in between ...
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accessing file through an RDC or sharing across network more secure?

Question: Which is more secure? The Goal: Billy works in an office that is setup on a domain and needs to create files then have a different department access them. Option 1: Billy rdp's into a ...
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RDP Connection error Proxychains

I have a Remote Windows Server with RDP Enabled, Whenever i try to scan it's IP Using nmap <IP> It shows me Port 3389/tcp is Filtered (ms-wbt-server) , According to my Guess it must be Happening ...
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MAC address of source in RDP session

In a forensic analysis I analyzed the event logs of the affected machine and saw various RDP sessions from XYZ IP address. However to prove that the source IP was not spoofed is it possible that I ...
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Tunneling rdp over ssh as a network newbie

For whatever reason I need to access a virtual machine (Windows server 2008r2) on my home network from outside the network over the internet via remote desktop. I read that there are "concerns" with ...
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How to get more information on TermDD Security Layer Disconnects (Event 56)

In my Admin event log, I see the following errors: The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client. Client IP: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX ...
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Unauthorized remote control performed today - teamviewer?

I came home a bit ago from an overnight trip and saw my PC screen moving around. I hoped it was just some ad animation but as I sat down I realized someone was opening 30+ tabs in my Chrome to an ...
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Digging into DDoS attacks (includes hostile IP's from multiple honeypots)

I have been tracing a series of DDoS attempts, and am wondering if anyone else has seen anything like them. I've downloaded the following Powershell script which scrapes Terminal Server (RDP) Event ...
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Preventing LSASS from storing clear-text passwords in Kerberos environment

It is a well known security risk that LSASS stores clear-text passwords if a user has performed a keyboard-interactive logon on a machine - be it local login to his/her workstation or using RDP to a ...
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Under which circumstances is the default security profile of XRDP considered okay?

In xrdp.ini, the base install of xrdp on my raspberry pi*, there I have the following below. I changed crypt_level to high. [globals] bitmap_cache=yes bitmap_compression=yes port=3389 crypt_level=...
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What if anything is the security differences between team viewer 7 and team viewer 9?

Is anyone aware of any major overhauls or security fixes to Team Viewer 9 (since v7) or does the popular accuvant blog (http://blog.accuvant.com/bthomasaccuvant/teamviewer-authentication-protocol-part-...
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Wayland Partial Encryption for Mouse / Keyboard? (Also X and RDP)

Question What are the best practices for implementing Partial Encryption, to encrypt just the input devices (mouse/keyboard, etc), not the actual video display, during remote desktop sessions using X,...
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TRUSTWAVE pci network vulnerability scan FAIL [duplicate]

We are a small business and we process credit cards through our desktop pc via the webpage myvirtualmerchant.com And trustwave keeps scanning our pc and giving us a fail status. Below is the report ...
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OpenVPN and RDP

I'll describe the problem simply. I have set up OpenVPN server (machine C) on Ubuntu inside of my LAN. I want to route all of the OpenVPN clients' internet traffic through this server. This seems to ...
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How does one typically monitor their privileged admins encrypted SSH & RDP sessions?

From a compliance (& perhaps just for pure due-diligence) standpoint, what do IT departments typically deploy to keep an eye on their privileged administrator's remote access sessions? Also what'...
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Why would a corporation NOT want to allow users on a corporate network to RDP to their specific desktops?

I have a multitude of users that are requesting the ability to RDP from other workstations, on the same network, to their specific desktop computers. I would like to know what the risks of this are ...
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Detecting RDP on non-standard ports

How can RDP connections on the network be identified if they are no longer using TCP 3389 and instead using a non-standard port? If the administrator of a system changed the port for remote ...
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Is RDP susceptible to the BEAST attack?

I have Windows 2008 R2 servers which are failing a PCI vulnerability scan because they have RDP enabled (needs to be disabled). I have applied the PCI settings of IISCrypto tool, but I have to leave ...
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What to choose ipsec or tlsv1 for rdp

I found a link but it didn't answered on my questions. (http://www.k2esec.com/secure-communications/network-security-protocols-ipsec-vs-tlsssl-vs-ssh-part-ii). I want to create secure connection for ...
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Setting up NAT with firewall for RDP connection

I have a vendor who needs to connect remotely to one of our servers. What I thought I would do is setup a NAT rule in our firewall. I have a public IP address that I will have translated to the local ...
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How can Network Disconnect be implemented for RDP on a Windows system (2003/XP or later)?

From NIST SP 800-53, Rev. 3: SC-10 NETWORK DISCONNECT Control: The information system terminates the network connection associated with a communications session at the end of the session or ...
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What security risks do you face when connecting to a server via RDP? [duplicate]

What security risks do you face when connecting to an (possibly foreign) RDP server? Opening an unsigned RDP file triggers the following warning: RDP is a one way street, right?
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Should remote access (RDP/SSH) only be allowed for VPN clients? Or should RDP and SSH be opened the public?

I am about to push hard against the powers that be and strongly recommend that we shift our many (20+) consultants from direct public access to RDP & SSH to VPN clients (connecting to a VLAN/...
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Is Windows 7's Remote Assistance feature secure?

Are there known attacks that can intercept an ongoing Remote Assistance session, for example to take screenshots or even worse, impersonate the other computer and send arbitrary keystrokes, or to ...
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What is the threat of having the clipboard enabled on Citrix and other rdp?

It is a question I have had for some time which I have never received a solid answer on. It seems most infosec teams prefer to disable clipboard functionality on Citrix and other RDP setups. What is ...
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Win Server 2008 RDP Attack

On one of my machines I run Win 2008 R2 server. It has been recently updated. My RDP session is limited to my IP address only and firewall is UP. Even though the main RDP post 3389 is blocked by ...
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how much of a security threat would this be?

If I set up a Domain Controller server to be accessible from the internet via Remote Desktop Connection (through port forwarding in the router), how much of a threat would that be? and if I have a ...
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Security of RDPs and infected host system

I currently use a lot of Remote Desktop Connections and even mRemoteNG and I am curious, do key loggers and other security threats have the ability to see what I type and do on the RDPs? Can they ...
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Failed RDP brute force attack from Microsoft IP address?

I use RDPGuard on my webserver. I have noticed that it blocked an IP address which seemed to originate from a Microsoft registered IP address: Process Information: Caller Process ID: 0xf78 Caller ...
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Risks of Microsoft Remote Desktop access behind a secure VPN

This is mostly for my own education, but a scenario has came up at work that has me skeptical. I'd like for the security experts to tell me if this policy is overbearing or not. I remote into a VPN ...
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Enable RDP for internal network only

I just got a tablet and I want to use it to RDP into my main computer. The thing is, the first thing I did when I set up my PC was to disable RDP. I am not comfortable, and have no use for, allowing ...
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Is RDP an effective security barrier

If you need to provide access to a GUI / GUIs in one network from within another network, can RDP (e.g. via Terminal Services) be used as an effective security 'barrier', to stop any other direct ...
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Connection on port 3387 Event viewer says “authorized”

This event shows up multiple times within a minute like it was being brute-forced, but it says "authorized". My question is: Is there anyway I can see any commands that came in from this connection? I ...
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is RDP7.0 authentication process secure enough?

Latest version RDP used NLA, CredSSP and TLS to secure the authentication process. It sound like secure but in reality does it really secure enough. I knew that the previous version RDP is ...
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Implementing Secure Remote Password with Remote Desktop Application

I had read the Secure Remote Password Protocol paper written by Tom Wu. This protocol is resistant to dictionary attacks. I have also go through some papers regarding to VNC attacks due to weak ...
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How do I configure Terminal Server (and clients) for use over untrusted Wifi networks?

Suppose a client wants to directly connect to Terminal Server exposed to the Internet, without a VPN, ... what software & settings is needed to properly protect against WiFi based attacks? (...
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Dedicated Server in Cloud Environment - SSL Remote Login vs Dedicated VPN

Thanks for taking your time to look into this question. Background I have my website hosted in a dedicated server in the cloud. The server is a Windows 2008 R2 machine. To publish I FTP files to ...
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Unauthorized activity on port 3389

If you detect activity on port 3389 (the mouse starts moving) What is the first steps you should take from a security standpoint, and who should be notified?
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Hiding user account names from unauthenticated RDP sessions

This is for a Windows 7 Ultimate system, which is not a member of a domain. When I log into the system locally, I am required to either manually enter my user ID or authenticate with biometrics. The ...
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RDP - Same login sufficient?

I just authorized remote access to my Windows 7 machine (not using NLA, since I run a mainly Linux network). I diabled Remote Assistance. My user (JoeBlow) is protected with password 123456 and ...
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How am I able to use Input Director when one machine is VPN'd into work?

So - I don't actually have a problem, but I'm really curious, because apparently VPN's don't work the way I thought they did. It was my impression that when I VPN into my office, my computer is ...
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Is opening port 3389 on a router and forwarding this to a Windows SBS 2003 server secure?

I know of a company who has port 3389 open on their router and forwards this to a Windows SBS 2003 server. The server has the Windows firewall switched on, is patched and has an up to date antivirus ...
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What information is exposed by simply opening an RDP connection to the internet?

Microsoft, Rackspace and other hosted providers allows people to RDP into that server. Here are a few examples: Microsoft has something called "Azure Connect" it is very easy to expose a domain ...