Solved

XP REmote Desktop

Posted on 2006-07-07
4
284 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I connect via XP remote desktop to admin my servers. How safe is this type of connection, is the password and data connections secure. Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:wlyou
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 57

Assisted Solution

by:Pete Long
Pete Long earned 20 total points
ID: 17058037
RDP is the same protocol used for terminal services (TCP port 3389)

How Secure are Windows Terminal Services?
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows_Terminal_Services.html
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
bigjimbo813 earned 30 total points
ID: 17058090
Not all information is encrypted. I recommend useing RDC over a VPN or SSH connection.

The Remote Desktop Web Connection is a high-encryption, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 5.0 client and uses RSA Security's RC4 cipher with a key strength of 40-, 56-, or 128-bit, as determined by the computer to which it is connecting. The Remote Desktop Web Connection uses the well-known RDP TCP port (3389) to communicate to the host. Unlike some other display protocols, which send data over the network using clear text or with an easily decodable "scrambling" algorithm, Remote Desktop Web Connection's built-in encryption makes it safe to use over any network—including the Internet—as the protocol cannot be easily sniffed to discover passwords and other sensitive data.


Good link on how to further secure your existing terminal serivces.
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows_Terminal_Services.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:wlyou
ID: 17061488
Thanks for link and info as always.
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 17064941
ThanQ
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
On Beyond Tools A conversation I recently had with the DevOps manager of a major online retailer really made me think about DevOps monitoring tools (https://www.onpage.com/devops-incident-management-tool/). The manager and I discussed how sever…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now