Linked by David Adams on Sat 16th Jul 2005 22:58 UTC, submitted by GeekGod
Privacy, Security, Encryption A denial of service vulnerability reportedly affects the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol. Either disable RDP or make sure you have a firewall enabled for port 3389 until a fix is available.
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RE: Change port
by the_trapper on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:14 UTC in reply to "Change port"
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2005-07-07

Not bad advice if you must use RDP until the fix is available, however, ideally one should disable RDP until a fix is available like the article says.

There are plenty of secure alternatives available, my favorite being VNC:

http://www.realvnc.com/

or its popular derivative TightVNC:

http://www.tightvnc.com/

Some would argue that VNC is actually superior to RDP. It is definitely alot more cross-platform.

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