Is Microsoft Remote Desktop secure enough for the Internet?
August 11, 2005 9:50 AM Subscribe
Does Microsoft Remote Desktop need stunnel?
posted by clearlynuts to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I need to set up a remote control scheme for a friend. The computer he wants to control runs XP and so does the laptop from which he wants to control it. Given that, I don't see the point in installing VNC when Microsoft's Remote Desktop will work.
For security, though, I'm wondering if I need to setup stunnel. If I were setting up VNC, I would secure the connection using stunnel, but do I need to do this for Microsoft's Remote Desktop? I could speculate as whether the Remote Desktop needs more security, but I'd rather not set it up, if it's not needed - reason being that the less I put on my friend's computers, the less I need to maintain for him.
Anyone out there using Remote Desktop over an Internet connection? Should I wrap SSL around it?