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Remote working is risky: How to fend off potential cyber attacks

RDP attacks allow cybercriminals to also record keystrokes and steal sensitive information

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Every Windows computer has RDP. Be aware of this and do not engage in behaviour that exposes you to risks

Sanjay Kumar Singh New Delhi
With people working at home, new cyber risks have emerged.

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky recently warned that attacks on remote desktop protocol (RDP) have increased.   

RDP is a protocol built into the Windows operating system. When it is enabled, it allows the user to take control of another computer or hand over control of his/her computer to someone else.  

When your laptop develops a glitch, a representative from the manufacturer may have asked for access to your computer.

The procedure is as follows: He would have asked you to type ‘remote desktop’ in the search path. The RDP option opens.

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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 7:55 PM IST

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