Remote desktop is the ability to connect to a remote computer, see an image of that computer's desktop and interact with it as if it were local.

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Can malware provide hidden remote access to a user's desktop?

Is there a possibility that malware on a computer could be providing remote access to an external party without the computer user being aware? I.e., some kind of hidden active remote access tool? ...
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How to access files or getting rights access with NJrat

When I'm using NJrat to control my own computer, I can't delete, open or move some files. Are there some kind of security access I need to stop first? How can I change this to allow full access?
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Citrix security flaws

Are there any security weaknesses associated with using Citrix XenApp 6.5, Citrix Storefront and Citrix Receiver as a remote access tool? I.e, I know it uses RC4-MD5 and DES-CBC3-MD5 ciphers, which ...
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Prompt/Notify Users before connecting to PC - Corporate Policy

I recently helped a new person at our company. We use N-Able to connect to machines, which has prompt/notification turned off by default. I've never considered it extensively, though it crossed my ...
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Security implications of static IP? [duplicate]

I need a static IP for a remote shutdown utility with my phone. What are the security implications of setting IP to static? I feel the "attacker knows your IP won't change" argument may be a ...
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What information can a website see if I am using a remote computer?

Suppose that I have a computer in Australia and access it remotely from Canada. Further suppose the Australian computer isn't used by anyone in Australia -- it's sitting in my locked apartment, left ...
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Remote PC shutdown security implications

What are the security implications of using a remote PC shutdown (from Iphone) software? E.g. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mark-bridges.com/Off.html My fear is that this opens a port ...
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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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What are the main differences between a Metasploit vulnerability/exploit attack and a “R.A.T.” attack?

I explain myself: To attack with a vulnerability & exploit it with Metasploit, you have first to find a vulnerability listed. Then once you have it, you set up the whole thing and end up with a ...
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Where to find safe downloads of R.A.T. like Dark Comet or Nj Rat?

How serious hackers find them ? Because when I search, it seems that most of the downloads I come across may contain backdoor. Is there some kind of "official" site for one good R.A.T.? Thanks.
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Security of access to local network via VNC over SSH tunnel

I've just set up a Raspberry Pi 2 with the latest raspbian and installed some services. For remote access I've installed tightvnc server which I set up to only allow connections from localhost. I can ...
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Can someone hack through teamviewer?

quick question. I have been doing business with someone on fiverr. The person helping has been really good but I have concerns that they could potentially hack through teamviewer. I never leave sight ...
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What is considered an acceptable, secure method of remotely connecting to a Linux system?

Given that VNC and X11 were not developed with security in mind, what do people typically see done to remotely connect to a Linux system where a GUI is required. While SSH access alone might be ...
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Do thin-clients need antivirus?

I've just taken over as IT Manager in an environment where most of the end-users are using HP-based Win7 thin clients (approx 50 seats) to access a remote desktop server. All the servers & fat ...
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how to know that my pc is 100% clean?

I work as a programmer ,i want to make sure that no remote access tools RATS are on my pc before i work on my new project. it happened before that after finishing a hard project, a hacker went on my ...
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How to exfiltrate data over remote desktop

I sometimes come across systems that are segregated in a way I know to be flawed. The arrangement usually looks like this: There is a general IT environment, which follows best practice: patching, ...
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Tor and remote desktop viewing

If I am using tor for anonimity, does this prevent staff at a place of employment or an educational institution from remotely viewing my desktop and seeing what I am doing on Tor? If so how can I get ...
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Is there a security difference between remote desktop or VPN?

Is there any difference in security between browsing the internet on a remote desktop and using a VPN to browse the internet on a local machine? In this case assume both use the same encryption ...
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Home PC has been compromised remotely and even after cleaning my PC repeatedly, the problem still comes back, help please? [closed]

I'm a regular guy running two small franchise businesses with a basic understanding of computers etc, (very basic really), but I am certain my home network has been hacked and I am finding lots of new ...
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Strange TCP traffic on Mac OS X from 'rdmd'

I noticed some curious traffic today on my MBP after running lsof. It seemed that a process called rdmd had begun 3 TCP sessions: rdmd 85842 0 9u IPv4 0xca0e547f0a118fdb 0t0 TCP ...
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Is it possible to Spoof a TeamViewer ID?

I am using 2 forms of remote access to my Windows Server 2008 machine, both go to the Admin account since we only use it to host a Minecraft (MC) Server. Remote Desktop, that goes over a custom port ...
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malware - How to listen to and close malicious ports?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that seems to be acting weird and getting slow day by day. I believe that it may be a victim of Remote access Trojan(RAT) infection. How do I listen to ports on my PC and ...
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Getting a log of computers that have remotely accessed a Windows server

I have suspicions that someone other than people on my team have obtained the credentials to remotely access a Windows 2008 Server. I need to get some evidence before I start pointing fingers or get ...
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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 ...
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What implementations are possible for dual control?

An organization requires employees to use 2 person authentication in some scenarios. That is, when accessing, say, a server, secret knowledge from 2 people should be used for authentication. No one ...
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Is it legal to create a remote administration tool? [closed]

I'm planning to make a simple remote administration tool with the basic features that are available on all other rats in the market. However, I'm really worrying about legal issues after marketing it. ...
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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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Remote Desktop over VPN to access other VPN

My current situation is: Site 2 can connect to site 1 via VPN. I'm on site 3. IT at site 1 doesn't allow creating a new VPN to site 1. I'm thinking of using a Remote Desktop via VPN from site 3 to ...
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How could an attacker have gained remote access to my laptop? [closed]

I have a 15 yr old daughter who's become not only a certified Microsoft Expert, but by pure accident, it came to my attention she'd long ago created a SPLIT network connection on our internet, HIDDEN ...
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Why does the linux XRDP module use a 512 bit RSA key? [closed]

Why does the linux XRDP module use a 512 bit RSA key? 512 bit RSA keys are broken by now. How can this be safe?
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What are the risks of connecting via VNC to an untrusted host?

There are questions about connecting to an untrusted host via SSH [1] [2], RDP, and with X11 forwarding enabled. What about when connecting via VNC? What risks are there to the client? To be clear: ...
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Can any one see if I'm surfing the web via remote control? [closed]

So, if I'm surfing the web (google etc..), can they see that I'm surfing from my laptop which is remotely connected to my desktop PC? Or will they only be able to see that my desktop PC is connected ...
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What does a Remote Desktop Connection risk for both computers?

I recently had a malware issue called "mysearchdial" that installed itself into my home computer's browser because someone didn't pay attention to what they were installing. I RDP'd into my work ...
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Is mosh now recommended by the security experts? (2014)

Mosh has been around for a while now. Although it's claimed to be "a replacement for SSH" by its authors, mosh does actually depend on ssh to do the initial authentication, after which an instance of ...
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If a remote user types in a password in a LogMeIn session, can the controlled computer extract the characters?

Assume I have root/administrator access to a given computer which is currently being controlled via LogMeIn from an outside location. I see a password being typed into a browser (as little black ...
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How to check if computer is controlled remotely

My laptop has windows 7 installed. One Saturday night I couldn't fall asleep and was just lying in bed. Then suddenly at around 2 in the morning I heard the fan of the laptop start up and lights on ...
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Verifying NLA support on Remote Desktop

What is the best way to verify if an MSRDP server has NLA enabled or not? My understand is that if enabled, it will not show a graphical screen when trying to connect, but ask for credentials first. ...
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unexpected thumbprint when connecting via remote desktop - what now?

I have an Amazon EC2 instance in a VPC. I have not logged into it for some time, so I used the Amazon EC2 CLI with ec2-get-console-output to check what the thumbprint should be when I connect. To my ...
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How do I verify exactly which cipher suite is in use for this Remote Desktop session?

You can configure Windows to use only certain cipher suites during things like Remote Desktop sessions. Cipher suites such as RC4 56 bit, RC4 128 bit, Triple DES 168 bit, etc. SSL/TLS is not in play ...
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Using Remote Desktop to bring a 3rd party application to all my employees

Recently I have been approached by various SaaS (Software as a service) providers offering me different scenarios to deliver their solutions. One in particular has my 50 employees accessing the ...
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Remote desktop connection different networks password non VPN

I'm looking for a solution to bring support to users from a big network to other users into little networks. The idea is to keep control of content (no VPN). Also it's important that always users who ...
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How To Track Down Who Initiated A Remote File Transfer Via TeamViewer If I Have Log File

Walked into my office an hour into a Remote File Transfer initiated by an unknown user. I disabled it right away and looked through the files they transferred, which include a blank check with my ...
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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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Remote Administration Tools and firewalls

I was faced with a question a few days ago, regarding how a RAT server can reach out through the firewall and connect to the client. This was something that I've never given any thought to before, so ...
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Does Microsoft Remote Desktop require a VPN to be secured?

I am connecting from my home Windows 7 machine to a hosted server Windows Server 2008 R2. I am connecting to it using Remote Desktop on a non-default port. I am wondering if I should go to the effort ...
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Why would a remote desktop connection harm my PC?

When I try to connect to a remote desktop, a message appears which says something like "Make sure you trust this PC, connecting to untrusted computer might harm your PC". Why would it harm my PC? I ...
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Does setting a user password on Windows XP help protect against remote exploits compared to no password?

In a typical home user situation with a PC connected to the internet via a router, suppose we are not concerned with protecting the machine from people with physical access. Does setting a password on ...
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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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What are the tradeoffs in cost, effort, and value in moving a database server to a virtualized DMZ environment?

I am quite new to the DMZ concept and working on a project as part of my master thesis where Remote access is required for the Development environment. However, there is a functional requirement for ...
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User Account Control and outside processes

I was using TeamViewer (a remote desktop client) to log in to a remote computer running Windows 7. While logged in, the Java updater prompted me for administrator access to run an update check. Out ...