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July 19, 2005 3:15:03 PM

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Hi Guys,

I just have a question about remote desktop connection tool in windows xp
pro. I usually remote desktop from my work pc to my home pc, just cuz i have
nothing else to do at work. I was wandering, since I'm not using any kind of
VPN connection, its just straight thru IP:p ort based conection, is it secure?
Or am I just opening up a door for anyone to come in with me into my PC. I do
have a firewall and antivirus (PCCillin).

Thanks

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Anonymous
July 19, 2005 4:40:42 PM

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"Ricky" <Ricky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6C42C638-1ECE-4306-97C0-B8F7F34752E4@microsoft.com...
> Hi Guys,
>
> I just have a question about remote desktop connection tool in windows xp
> pro. I usually remote desktop from my work pc to my home pc, just cuz i
> have
> nothing else to do at work. I was wandering, since I'm not using any kind
> of
> VPN connection, its just straight thru IP:p ort based conection, is it
> secure?
> Or am I just opening up a door for anyone to come in with me into my PC. I
> do
> have a firewall and antivirus (PCCillin).
>
> Thanks

With Remote Desktop enabled, your system is only as secure as the weakest
password on your system.

Regards,

Carl
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 6:40:01 PM

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Ricky wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>
> I just have a question about remote desktop connection tool in
> windows xp pro. I usually remote desktop from my work pc to my home
> pc, just cuz i have nothing else to do at work. I was wandering,
> since I'm not using any kind of VPN connection, its just straight
> thru IP:p ort based conection, is it secure? Or am I just opening up a
> door for anyone to come in with me into my PC. I do have a firewall
> and antivirus (PCCillin).
>
> Thanks

You might want to take a look at this latest Security Advisory about
RDP.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/9047...

--
Peace!
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"Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
July 19, 2005 6:40:02 PM

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thanks.

"kurttrail" wrote:

> Ricky wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > I just have a question about remote desktop connection tool in
> > windows xp pro. I usually remote desktop from my work pc to my home
> > pc, just cuz i have nothing else to do at work. I was wandering,
> > since I'm not using any kind of VPN connection, its just straight
> > thru IP:p ort based conection, is it secure? Or am I just opening up a
> > door for anyone to come in with me into my PC. I do have a firewall
> > and antivirus (PCCillin).
> >
> > Thanks
>
> You might want to take a look at this latest Security Advisory about
> RDP.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/9047...
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>
>
!