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I'm an absolute security nubile who wants to access his Windows desktop PC from his Mac laptop. I'd like to do this so I have all of my stuff in one place, and I also have some work documents stored on my personal PC that I'd like to access from the road. I discovered Microsoft RDP and thought it might fit the task, but I'm concerned about security implications, and some of my work documents being exposed to malicious do-no-gooders. I've made some changes to my RDP setup after a bit of searching, such as changing the RDP port to a random number, requiring authentication using NLA, and requiring SSL for incoming connections. I've also set up Duo TFA to be required on all RDP connections.
My question is, if i set up port forwarding and expose myself to the internet, is this still a really bad idea? What other alternatives do I have? I did a bit of research on VPNs, but I couldn't really make sense of it all. I'd really appreciate your advise.