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Dr. Evil: Scott, that hurts daddy when you say that. Honestly.


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revised OK, so I'm running a Windows Server 2008 and my friend called me an idiot for not using remote desktop to administrate it. Why?
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comment Does windows Remote Desktop have any protection against brute force attacks?
Don't take it personally! :) It takes under an hour for an attacker to find internet-facing forwarded RDP ports and to start brute forcing them dozens of times per minute. Anyone who follows that advice will get locked out all the time. Instead, you could create a rule in Windows Firewall to only allow inbound connections from "good" IP ranges (i.e. your own). Using a 3rd party tool like RdpGuard to automatically block bad IP addresses, or using SSH (as suggested by Ryan Ries). Those are three better solutions which won't get you locked out of your own server right there! :D
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comment Does windows Remote Desktop have any protection against brute force attacks?
This should not have been marked as the answer. It's a lazy man's solution which just causes another problem - your domain administrator account will get locked out. A useful solution would involve blocking connections from a consistently failing source IP address, not locking out the user account which is the target. You're basically just making it possible for the attacker to do a DOS attack on you by locking you out whenever they want. Sure, use this as a last line of defence but not your first line of defence. That should involve blacklisting the attacker's IP address.
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