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Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

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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Will this setup give better anonymity and hide tor usage?

Computer 1 with IP 1 (traceable to owner) connects remotely to Computer 2 with IP 2 in another country (assume computer 2 and IP2 cannot be traced back to original owner - bought using cash/bitcoin). ...
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Remote access to my home PC - minimizing the risk

I use TightVNC behind my home LAN, but am open to alternative (free) suggestions. Many's the time that I have wished that I could have remote access to my home PC (which must run Windows, for ...
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How to prevent exam cheating in computer labs using remote access software

My home country trying to crack down on corruption in government job examination cheating. However, some party was able to bribe the lab that conducted the exam and put remote access software into the ...
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Does this evidence seem consistent with an intrusion via the VNC server?

I am new to this forum, so apologies in advance if this question does not seem to fall within its scope, or if it seems too long: On two occasions over the past ~3 weeks, a hacker gained remote ...
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Why do scammers use victims' computers to remote-control their own computers?

I've seen videos showing how tech support scammers operate. In nearly all of these videos, the scammer instructs their intended victim to install and run remote-control software, which allows the ...
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Detecting web visitors controlled via RDP or compromised by RAT/RAT-in-the-Browser (RitB)

Is there a way to detect whether visitors to a website are using Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) or have been compromised via a type of Remote Access Trojan(Tool)/RAT-in-the-Browser (RitB)? So a 3rd ...
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SSH to localhost before remote desktop

I currently have Xubuntu 18.04 with Remmina and for some reason, their SSH option doesn't work for me. So I'm left with insecurely accessing my remote machine over the Internet. So I ssh'd to my ...
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Somone accessed my desktop right in front of my eyes

I was using my desktop to do some work. I left it and sat on the sofa, the screen went off and after few minutes it went one I freaked out when I saw the mouse moving around on the screen, then it ...
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Is open RDP really dangerous? [duplicate]

I have just started work for a small (100-150 employees) company. I noticed that anybody can remote in to the remote server using the correct domain, which is quite easy to guess based on the company ...
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Hijacked certificate and Remote Login. Office computer compromised with a virus?

This is a Windows 10 Desktop. This morning I checked our work computer and I noticed a lot of Security Alerts from a Spanish Godaddy Domain trying to use remote login. There were no browsers open ...
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Are RDP connections over Remote Desktop Gateway affected by CVE-2018-0886?

CVE-2018-0886 advises that RDP connections can be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks leading to remote code execution on the server. If the client is connecting to the remote server via Remote ...
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Security considerations for setting up remote access on a PC

I need to setup Microsoft remote access for a PC on our network, we have an AV installed on the PC, all the users are standard users (apart from 1 admin account that is used only to manage users). ...
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Teamviewer logging remote keystroke events

I'm connecting to a remote machine via Teamviewer, let's assume it's trusted. Is it possible for a MITM or virus on my local (client) machine to detect keys I enter using my remote machine's on-...
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Will using Teamviewer reveal my IP?

I will be accessing a computer in a different state via Teamviewer. The sites I work on have very high security measures in place. Is there any way possible that my actual IP address can be revealed ...
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Security Risk of Open RDP (3389)

I have often been told that allowing RDP access over the internet is a security risk - my understanding is that this logic stems from the idea that a potential hacker would brute-force the username ...
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Remote Worker Sharepoint Access Permissions

Here is the problem encountered at my company: We have set of very disorganized files on a Microsoft Sharepoint server I have one person going through and reorganizing everything. In terms of ...
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Does Windows block access to Credential Manager for remote connections?

I've made an observation while writing a program which writes a key to Credential Manager for later use. The problem is Credential Manager seems to work remote logins only if we login via Remote ...
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How can I identify which SCHANNEL events are being generated by a Remote Desktop connection attempt?

I need to check which encryption level is being used for a Windows Remote Desktop session. I found this question, which shows how to enable logging that shows the client handshake and level of ...
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How to restrict rdp access by ip using windows firewall in server 2016?

I have clean installed server 2016 standard on one of my machines here and i cant seem to restrict rpd access by ip. I followed this: Go to the control panel->Administrative Tools Windows Firewall ...
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“An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host” metasploit?

I'm testing on 2 PCs like this: "victim": Post 3389 open only, running Windows Server 2003. Client/metasploit: msfconsole > use exploit/windows/dcerpc/ms03_026_dcom > set RHOST <IP GOES ...
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VPN and Domain Purchase from Compromised RDP

My coworker's computer was logged into via RDP by an unknown person. He took pictures of what was open on the desktop before being disconnected when the other person logged back in. The hacker was in ...
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What type of permanent damage could be done to my computer through remote access (TeamViewer)?

Hypothetical scenario (please note that this is indeed hypothetical, and I would never dream of actually doing this. I'm asking out of curiosity.) I have a normal desktop computer with a clean ...
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Is there a list of new laptops without Intel Management Engine built in? [closed]

Is there a list of new laptops without Intel Management Engine built in? I'm reading about Intel Management Engine as being a secret backdoor for hackers. (See, https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/05/...
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How safe is it for the client to open a Remote App?

I have set up Google Chrome as a Remote Application on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I can then load the application on another (Windows 10) machine outside the LAN and browse as if I was doing it ...
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Copy SSH Public Key from Windows to Ubuntu

I am trying to get my ssh public key from my windows client to ubuntu host, but I have no idea how to. I tried to find the authorized_keys file, but had zero success. ssh-copy-id command did not work ...
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How do you prevent a computer in a network from accessing RDP?

So you're on a domain. I know that Remote Desktop needs an authorized user's credentials (e.g admin) to log in with a remote computer. But can you also place a condition that you need to be using a ...
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I run A Qnap with two virtual machines,I often get warnings of known malicious ip's trying to connect

one example;this is from the Qnap; not a virtual machine. This Qnap is behind a firewall. Type Date Time Users Source IP Computer name Content Warning 2017/08/09 17:24:48 System ...
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Most secure remote access to home computer/network

I am looking for an very secure option to access my home computer remotely. I am considering a DD-WRT router with OpenVPN and then once VPN'ed into the network, use Remote Desktop to access my ...
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How can scammers inject pop-ups onto target computers?

My grandfather recently fell for a telephone scam. I won't go into details into how the scam worked; it's sufficient to say that he sent them over $2000 worth of iTunes gift card codes. The scammers ...
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How can trace if someone successfully remotely accessed my Mac?

On my home network, I have a headless mini-mac that I use as a media, plex and security cameras server. I had screen and file sharing enabled, so that I can control it from my regular iMac, since no ...
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security & personal use of RDP [duplicate]

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 ...
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Should I trust Teamviewer? [closed]

One of my colleauges asked me to install TeamViewer so he can help me in work. Should I trust Teamviewer? I mean, will they be able to spy on me? Do I have full control of what and when they see of my ...
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Securing apple remote desktop to brute force attacks on a public LAN

A client of ours uses Apple remote desktop for IT support in the office. To access a computer remote management needs to be enabled via System Preferences > Sharing and the user who is requesting ...
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keylogging the host from a guest VM

Does a keylogger on a guest virtual machine record all keystrokes on the physical host which is connected to this virtual machine by RDP? I mean even the keystrokes that do not occur over the RDP ...
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Access to clipboard in Logmein Rescue session?

I'm afraid that the tech support guys from Microsoft have been able to access my main password for my Outlook.com account because I've recently used their online tech services for remote help. They, ...
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Remote Desktop Access to Local Networked Machine

If an attacker had access to another system on my home network, how could I protect myself while still having access to the internet? What steps or things could I do to increase the security on my ...
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Is there a RCE PoC for the CVE-2012-0002/MS12-020?

I've recently looked a bit into the MS vulnerability CVE-2012-0002/MS12-020, released in 2012. In March 2012, Symantec posted a screenshot of a supposedly RCE PoC for the vulnerability, but today I ...
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What can I do about the Intel Management Engine?

I recently read about the Intel ME (Management Engine), which is a special area in new Intel processors that has complete control over the computer. Nobody knows exactly what it contains, and there ...
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How can I determine whether Remote Desktop hacking was successful?

I noticed that my uplink bandwidth during a speed test seemed reduced, so I started investigating my network activity with Resource Monitor. I found that svchost.exe was transmitting ~2kB/sec (~16kb/...
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How can I make sure nobody is accessing my computer with DameWare or something similar?

I have a specific need to block any remote connection from DameWare. Can I block a specific port or set of ports in the firewall? Edit: I work in IT and my buddy in operations likes to get into my ...
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Possible to connect to VNC server only with a NTLM Hash?

I'm using a training lab to learn computing security. And I retrieved the hash of the admin in this form: admin:1001:NO PASSWORD*********************:D4BF5A8658AFXXXXXXXX5B8DBB60859746::: So, I just ...
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Relation between CredSSP and SHA

When I disable SHA in registry HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Hashes\SHA, I am unable into Windows Server 2012 R2 without turning off CredSSP. This is the confusing ...
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How did someone find my Windows username?

I recently (and stupidly) created a Windows SBS 2011 user whose password was the username. Multiple unauthorized people across the Internet used RDP to log in as that user. How did they find the ...
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Attacker knows what I do online and even has screenshots from my computer - how?

What can be achieved by hacking the Wi-Fi connection? Can you then use that to access somebody else's computer remotely, i.e., from their own house instead of across the street from me? I think ...
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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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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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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 ...