What is Remote Desktop?

The best way to protect yourself online is to be familiar with cybercriminals’ methods and objectives. Hacking with remote desktop is one way hackers can access your sensitive information, using malware to give them remote control of your computer.

Check this out. I’ve been having a little technical trouble lately and Molly, one of our IT experts, is solving it for me. Remotely. I just have to sit back and do nothing. This is great.

Well, it’s great because I want Molly messing around in my computer. I invited her because I trust her. But remote control of a computer — or remote desktop — may not be voluntary. Hackers can use malware to control your computer remotely. And if they do, they’ve got access to everything on it that isn’t protected. Not great.

The best way to protect yourself from hackers and their malware is to keep your cybersecurity up to date, protect your passwords, and avoid websites and streaming services that offer pirated content.

Stream safely.

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