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A Few More Reasons Why RDP is Insecure (Surprise!)

July 20, 2023

If it seems like Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) has been around forever, it’s because it has (at least compared to the many technologies that rise and fall within just a few years.) The initial version, known as “Remote Desktop Protocol 4.0,” was released in 1996 as part of the Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server edition and allowed users to remotely access and control Windows-based computers over a network connection.

In the intervening decades, RDP has become a widely used protocol for remote access and administration of Windows-based systems. RDP plays a crucial role in enabling remote work, IT support, and system management and has served as the foundation for various remote desktop and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

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