Top Threats to My Secure Remote Desktop Access
One of the scariest things about computer security threats is that they’re constantly reinventing themselves. Hackers and malicious actors are relentlessly adapting to avoid detection and circumvent common security protocols.
The best way to protect yourself against various threats is to make sure you know what resources you have to guard yourself against all the computer and remote desktop threats out there.
Different Kinds of Cybersecurity Threats
Security threats can be even scarier when considering the consequences if you don’t have secure remote desktop access. Remote desktop software often allows remote users full administrative access to a computer or network – and that could have disastrous results for an individual or business.
Without proper security and knowledge of the kinds of threats you might face, remote desktop access can be especially vulnerable to malicious behavior.
Viruses are probably the most common threat when you think of cyber security. Viruses go back to the beginning of personal computing, and it’s likely that everyone has dealt with or installed some kind of anti-virus software at least once in their lifetime.
Viruses work by altering the way a computer, network, or server operates – all without the permission of the user. As a virus executes itself, it often replicates, causing irreparable damage to the host computer or network.
When it comes to protecting your secure remote desktop software from viruses, Netop has a few key security features built in that are specifically designed to keep viruses from infecting your system.
Netop is so committed to providing a secure remote desktop software solution that we exceed compliance security standards across the board. Compliance standards like HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI DSS all require the highest levels of security to protect against ongoing viruses, and we’ve built our software to not only meet but exceed those stringent requirements.
Spyware is a little bit different from a virus in that spyware is specifically designed to profit from or capture your personal or sensitive information or data. Spyware is like an invisible virus that runs silently in the background and steals your info.
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to threats to your secure remote desktop is spyware getting installed on a computer or network unbeknownst to the user through the remote connection.
Whenever you establish a remote connection through a secure remote desktop solution, it’s vital to know who exactly is connecting and what permissions they have once they are connected.
One of the best ways to ensure that no bad actors install spyware on your system is to restrict automatic access. Netop’s secure remote desktop software offers this security feature to protect you from malicious spyware attacks. In short, with this feature enabled, Netop requires that each incoming remote support request is approved before the session initiates. Though fairly simple, not all remote desktop software providers offer this as an option.
With Netop, you can rest assured that your remote connection is secure and safe because we’ve built every piece of software with security as our top priority. We want you to have the option to know exactly who has permission to access your data at all times.
Computers and computer systems were created to make our lives easier. When it comes down to it, hackers are predators who prey on regular people by breaking into computers, servers, networks and systems to steal and destroy personal and sensitive information for their own gain.
Netop secure remote desktop software uses advanced user management and superior authentication methods to ensure that hackers are not welcome during your remote sessions. In addition to role-based and group-based access and permissions options, Netop goes a step further to ensure that hackers don’t have access to your remote desktop sessions with location- and time-restricted access. You can use Netop to ensure that only the right people have access to the right information and systems at exactly the right time.
It’s vital to ensure that hackers don’t gain access to your system via your secure remote desktop. If they do, they can compromise sensitive information, lock you out of your computer, hold your data ransom and even steal your identity.
If you are worried about hackers, it might be a good idea to get some form of identity theft protection in addition to a reliably secure remote desktop solution. Securing your identity with theft protection is just one extra step you can take to protect yourself online.
One of the oldest, and still most effective threats to online security is phishing. In short, phishing is when a person acts like a different person or business that you trust. Mainly, phishers attempt to get sensitive data like passwords or financial information through fraudulent email messages by posing as banks or requiring fake account password resets.
Sometimes phishers try to trick people into entering their VPN or remote access credentials, which could allow them to infiltrate your secure remote desktop and snoop around your company network while posing as you.
It sounds crazy that it could ever work, but phishing attacks are still some of the most effective ways cyber criminals enact successful cyber attacks. Famously, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager – someone you’d expect to be fully aware of his position as a high-profile target to cyber security threats – was hacked via a simple email phishing campaign during the 2016 elections.
When dealing with your secure remote desktop software, make sure that you never enter your password or sensitive information if you’re unsure of where an email came from. A good way to protect yourself from phishing attacks is to always double and triple check the email address or URL of the website you’re on to ensure it’s not a fake or lookalike.
A Reliable and Secure Remote Desktop Option
Even though all the different cyber security threats can make it scary to provide remote users access to computers and systems, Netop has top notch security protections in place to help you keep more peace of mind.
Remote desktop connections increase efficiency and productivity for people and companies, and we’ve built our software to help you get the most out of your remote desktop without having to worry about cyber threats. If you’re looking for a solution that has always prioritized security, it’s time to switch a secure remote desktop.
Sam Heiney is the Product Manager for Netop Remote Control.