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How to Disable Remote Desktop Protocol in Window 10

The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) discovered in any contemporary Windows variant is intended to allow users to connect to a laptop remotely via a network connection. But while the function is helpful for IT administrators managing a system fleet or connecting to your home computer while you're away, hackers have also utilized it many times to stage cyberattacks. A couple of new developments indicate that the problem may be getting worse.

Yesterday (6 June) security scientists at Brazil's Morphus Labs revealed the discovery of a botnet attempting to infect over 1.5 million Windows devices through their Remote Desktop Protocol links. Dubbed GoldBrute, by imagining the username and password, the botnet attempts to "brute force" its entry into a Windows computer. The botnet malware installs itself if it succeeds and scans for extra RDP endpoints to strike.


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