I would like to be able to get to my media files on my home computer from remote locations. There is, however, a catch. My husband is extremely concerned about security, even though I keep telling him that we aren't storing nuclear missile launch codes on my computer. At least, not that I know of.
(Yes, I know he's right to be concerned about it.) :-)
I don't care about being able to see my desktop, control it remotely, etc. All I want to be able to do is login to my computer from someplace like my laptop or my parents' computer, grab a random media file, and pull it over.
Stuff I've considered:
- Remote desktop - Doesn't meet the security requirements. Or, if it's gotten more secure lately, I don't know about it.
- GoToMyPC and the like - See above.
- Streaming - Tried it. Security concerns aside, our upspeed sucks as far as a consistent connection.
- Storing media in the cloud - My collection is pretty big, at least when it comes to considering remote storage. I want to have the option of getting to the whole thing. Otherwise, I would just dump stuff on a 16GB USB drive and be done with it.
I'm digging into other options, such as setting up a home VPN, but I'm not fluent in Network. Half of what I'm finding seems to be from around 2006, and I'm not equipped to judge what's out there. I know enough to be dangerous: I can say "Yes, a home VPN is a great idea!" but wouldn't be able to say "No, don't get that one, it will open you up to hordes of zombie bots!"
Has anyone else set up something like this? What are the most secure options? Recommendations for specific software/hardware are welcome.