Protecting Remote Desktop Connections

If you use Remote Desktop, you want to protect the session from being intercepted by malicious users.  Microsoft has an update that updates the DTLS protocol.  This protocol’s update is found under the optional Windows updates.  If you are an administrator or if you use Remote Desktop, be sure to include this optional update.

The DTLS protocol provides communications privacy. The protocol allows client and server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery. This update is required only if you intend to use Remote Desktop. (


What is Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0?  Link




During the session and connection process, it is important to protect your credentials and other information that flows between the computers.


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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