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Securing Remote Desktop

Good articles on securing the Remote Desktop function of Windows, so that it uses encryption, etc.

Basic things all RDP should have:
http://www.howtogeek.com/175087/how-to-enable-and-secure-remote-desktop-on-windows/

In addition, set up account lockout after 3 failed passwords:
https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/best-practices-how-articles/securing-remote-desktop-rdp-system-administrators

Lastly, set up two-factor for logins:
https://duo.com/docs/rdp

If you want the computer to always be on even if power outtage, see:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/78930.html
https://www.pftq.com/pq/42/auto_login_and_lock.php

And also buy a remote IP power strip to be able to reboot in case your computer freezes.

For those unsure about doing this due to security:
Is VPN Needed for RDP Security?
http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/38957/does-microsoft-remote-desktop-require-a-vpn-to-be-secured
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Added on Oct 15, 2015 | Last Updated Aug 27, 2018

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