How To Create Two Factor Authentication for Remote Desktop


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    How To Create Two Factor Authentication for Remote Desktop


    Can someone please tell me how to create a Two Factor Authentication for my Remote Desktop. I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. I recently was infected with a Ransomware virus and I am told that they probably came through my open Remote Desktop port that I use to remote into my machine when I am out of town.

    Thanks very much for your help - Bill
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    Most people do not open port 3389 (RDP) to the whole world, They use a VPN.
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    artmanphoto said: View Post
    Can someone please tell me how to create a Two Factor Authentication for my Remote Desktop. I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. I recently was infected with a Ransomware virus and I am told that they probably came through my open Remote Desktop port that I use to remote into my machine when I am out of town.

    Thanks very much for your help - Bill
    Hello artmanphoto, are you using the built in remote software that comes with windows 10 ?
    I too use remote software, so can i suggest you change to one of the following.
    Because the remote software that comes with windows is very insecure.

    Anydesk
    To use 2 step authenticator with anydesk go here

    Teamviewer
    To use 2 step authenticator with teamviewer go here
    Youtube Video here

    Splashtop
    To use 2 step authenticator with splashtop go here
    Youtube Video here

    Radmin
    Does not have 2 step authentication as far as i know.
    But it does have IP Filter, very high security.

    All 4 have very high security,
    Anydesk, Splashtop & teamviewer all have so you can add two factor authentication with google authenticator.
    Personally i prefer radmin :)

    * Had to add Anydesk to my suggestion because it's just to good to leave out *
    Last edited by xTL; 26 Jun 2019 at 21:39. Reason: updated to add Anydesk!
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    xTL - thanks for your help. I clicked the link you gave to Radmin and the website opened in a foreign language - not English. Is there an "english" speaking website for Radmin?

    You also asked are "you using the built in remote software that comes with windows 10?" I don't think I am - I didn't know Windows 10 came with remote software other than the Remote Desktop.

    I have 2 Windows 10 and 1 Windows 7 PC that I remote into with my
    MacBook Pro when I am out of town. I have Jump Desktop software installed on my MacBook that I use to remote login to the PC's. I recently had a ransomware virus and my anti-virus company they probably got into the machine through the Remote Desktop. I do not have email installed on the machine that was infected.

    I am using TeamViewer free edition to remote into my daughter's PC if she has troubles. I didn't know I could set up 2 step authentication.
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    artmanphoto said: View Post
    xTL - thanks for your help. I clicked the link you gave to Radmin and the website opened in a foreign language - not English. Is there an "english" speaking website for Radmin?

    You also asked are "you using the built in remote software that comes with windows 10?" I don't think I am - I didn't know Windows 10 came with remote software other than the Remote Desktop.

    I have 2 Windows 10 and 1 Windows 7 PC that I remote into with my
    MacBook Pro when I am out of town. I have Jump Desktop software installed on my MacBook that I use to remote login to the PC's. I recently had a ransomware virus and my anti-virus company they probably got into the machine through the Remote Desktop. I do not have email installed on the machine that was infected.

    I am using TeamViewer free edition to remote into my daughter's PC if she has troubles. I didn't know I could set up 2 step authentication.


    Hi artmanphoto, sorry about radmin, the site auto detected that i'm in sweden and gave me swedish language,
    i fixed the link so that it will send you to the english version of the site. My bad ^^
    Sadly there is no official version of radmin for mac.

    How did it go with teamviewer 2 step authentication?
    No issues i hope :)?
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    xTL -

    I will trying using Team Viewer for my 2 step authentication but I have a couple of questions so I understand what I need to do.

    Currently I am using Windows Remote Desktop which is turned ON for my three Windows PC's. I also use a program Jump Desktop that is installed on my MacBook Pro to login to each PC.

    When I use Team Viewer do I install that on each PC and my Mackbook Pro then use the Team Viewer 2 step authentication? Do I no longer use Windows RDP or the Jump Desktop software that is installed on MacBook Pro?

    Thanks very much for you help - I really appreciate it! Bill
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    artmanphoto said: View Post
    xTL -

    I will trying using Team Viewer for my 2 step authentication but I have a couple of questions so I understand what I need to do.

    Currently I am using Windows Remote Desktop which is turned ON for my three Windows PC's. I also use a program Jump Desktop that is installed on my MacBook Pro to login to each PC.

    When I use Team Viewer do I install that on each PC and my Mackbook Pro then use the Team Viewer 2 step authentication? Do I no longer use Windows RDP or the Jump Desktop software that is installed on MacBook Pro?

    Thanks very much for you help - I really appreciate it! Bill

    Hello Bill sorry for the late reply.

    You said that you were recently infected with a ransomware virus & that it probably came through your open remote desktop, so yes it's a good idea to change remote software, & skip windows RDP & jump desktop

    Change the software from Windows RDP & Jump Desktop to Teamviewer.
    Install teamviewer on all computers.
    Set up unattended access on the computers you wish to connect to.
    ( You can do this in the installation process or when teamviewer is installed @ Settings > Security )
    How To Create Two Factor Authentication for Remote Desktop-tea1.png

    And make a teamviewer account ( if you haven't already done so )
    This will make it so that you can connect to them through a list ( Once your signed in )
    which is very convenient.
    How To Create Two Factor Authentication for Remote Desktop-tea2.png
    Also don't forget to add the two step authentication.

    Let me know how it went :)
    // Mike
    Last edited by xTL; 21 Aug 2018 at 18:09.
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