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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Is virus removal a security risk comparing to reinstalling everything from a clean source? [duplicate]

Why would it be a good idea to run a tool to remove a virus? You know that your system was compromised, but you don't know whether the antivirus tool will work.
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Possible security measures to put into place before allowing screen sharing

I have someone who is having their non profit small company receive a financial audit. They are prepared for it but the financial auditors have asked to also do part of it remotely and would like to ...
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Test a known list of possible Windows Remote Desktop credentials?

I've forgotten my password to my home server. It's a new Windows 2012R2 VM, I didn't change the maximum password age requirements in Group Policy DC (even tho I know I should have) until it was too ...
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Is it okay for our IT support contractor to remote in without authorization?

We are a healthcare IT company. My machine has PHI on it. Our IT contractor verbally asked if he could remote in to fix my printer so I said sure. I expected some sort of prompt to allow it but he ...
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How to figure out if someone has been using TeamViewer 8 to access my computer when I was not here?

I came to my computer today and have not been here since monday afternoon. I am using windows 7. There were some error messages showing even on the log in screen about memory violations done by ...
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How do I assess and mitigate the security risks of a VNC tool?

I love VNC. I've regularly used it for some time, and while I haven't needed it in the past couple months, it's a resource I would like to continue to use in the future. However, with new reports ...
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Why does the linux XRDP module use a 512 bit RSA key?

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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secure ways to prevent access to an application by more than one person at a time?

If an application is licensed in such a way that is set up for one user, on one computer, how can I secure it? Even if locking into one computer, how could you prevent the computer from being ...
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Are the websites I visit using Windows Remote Desktop connection secure from my ISP?

Are the websites I visit using Windows Remote Desktop connection secure from my ISP? I am ok if my ISP knows the IP address of the remote desktop I am connecting with but will they also be able to '...
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How to create meterpreter session with multi/handler for WAN without LPORT, over VPN?

Actually, my router's WAN IP address is private so i cannot port forward. Is there any way to create metasploit's meterpreter session without specifying LPORT using VPN (i have hotspot shield ) or ...
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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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Who's been accessing my computer with TeamViewer? Tracking through UUID [duplicate]

So here I am, sitting at my computer screen on the one day of the week I stayed home from work, checking messages on my phone, when out the corner of my eye I see a browser page being opened. It was ...
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Systems with other types of remote access application

I was giving a task to identify all the remote applications such as Team Viewer, VNC and others running on my enterprise network. Please advise on how i can achieve this task
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How secure is TeamViewer for simple remote support?

I'm deploying a web-based ERP system for a customer, such that both the server and the client machines will be inside the customer's intranet. I was advised in another question not to use TeamViewer ...
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unauthorized logging into my computer

I ve been suspecting someone logging into my computer because a couple of times, during the user log on screen I saw "Signed in remotely from.." The first timeIi saw some of my pictures copied on ...
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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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Can someone using (the Join Me) screen sharing software use it to access my PC's files?

When using Join Me, can a file on a desktop be stolen by those viewing? I was using Join Me and another person was communicating with me to set up log in and access to My Vault, when I noticed a ...
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Is it possible to gain control of a Windows computer with no browser notifications when a user clicks a URL?

If so, how? Currently working on a spam filter for a large company and trying to determine the level of risk involved with this. We run many different Windows versions. This CNN video seems to imply ...
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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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Does connecting from a compromised client affect a VNC server security?

Let's say I connect to a Linux VNC server from a compromised Windows client. Would this affect by any mean the server security? Note: The server run on a limited user privileges. The programs ...
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Does using a VPN completely stop MITM (man in the middle) attacks? If not, what other defences should I consider?

Just for added context, I am curious about connecting to a remote desktop using a VPN but if there are any major differences that can be highlighted for other services I would be interested in that ...
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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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How does Team Viewer establish a Remote Desktop Connection?

I am wondering how is it possible for Team Viewer to establish the remote desktop connection over the internet even if the user has not enabled the 3389 port ? I am searching over the internet but ...
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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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Can someone hack through TeamViewer?

I have been doing business with someone on Fiverr. The person's help was really good, but I have concerns that they could potentially hack through TeamViewer. I never leave sight of my PC and I follow ...
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Allow copy-paste into MS Remote Desktop, but not copy from there? [closed]

I have a Microsoft Remote Desktop connecting to a server. Is it possible to enable copy-pasting from my local computer into the remote windows, but disable it the other way round? (this way it would ...
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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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Teamviewer webclient does not use https

Using fiddler, I noticed that the traffic generated by the teamviewer webclient is plain http. Is that a security concern given that teamviewer themselves claim that https is used?
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Incident Response - Which logs are of most interest following a social engineered remote desktop attack

Unfortunately, someone in my family fell for a phone scam after data was leaked from TalkTalk. As a result, they allowed remote access to two computers and transferred money from their bank account to ...
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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? I.e....
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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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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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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 dots)...
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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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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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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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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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Using remote desktop

I was having trouble getting Outlook to work with my schools email account and called the help desk. They gave me a link to install a program called Bomgar. I installed it and clicked "allow viewing ...
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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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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 ...