I have search and found here some info about Remote desktop & Security.
The impression that I got is that normaly, hackers are not searching for remote destops PCs to attack them and install Virus...
And that normaly the RDP connection is secure enough.
I have also follwed the instruction at the following link:
And changed the listening port from default 3389 to something else, and the other tips in this link.
But, Still, I would like to ask :
Assuming that I have a PC (WinXPsp3) that is connected directlly to the public internet with a public static IP.
I would prefer to protect it as much as I can.
Can you please let me know if there is a recommended FIrewall Server application, that I can install on this PC, and it will allow me to connect to it in two steps:
1- First to initiate VPN connection to this PC.
2- Second will be to connect to it through Microsoft Remote Desktop.
I think I saw somewere, that I can configure through the WInXP connection wizard a VPN connection, to make the PC to act as a Firewall.
The question is:
Assuming I have 2 Network cards on this PC, Can I configure the card that is currently configured with the public static IP to be the Incoming VPN connection,
and I will be able to connect in two steps as described above ?
(And I will have access to the PC as I would have connected directlly without the VPN ?)
Thanks a lot,