For the past year I have done everything on my home PC through a remote desktop connection that wasn’t gaming. It saved me hours of work when the school’s power went out. It keeps my free 15GB on Google Drive far below the limit. It prevents me from logging into sites on public computers.

On July 16th I enabled login auditing, just to see how much of a risk it is having port 3389 forwarded to my home PC. On the 20th I set up a custom view to show login failures.

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4 days, 135 attempted logins. Long story short don’t do that. Thankfully I use complex passwords. My next post will address a more secure method for remote desktop connections.