Many of you use Remote Desktop feature to access your home or work computers running Windows 10. All you usually need to do to implement this is set up a port forwarding rule on your router. You can receive incoming connections on any port and direct them to RDP port of the Windows workstation on the LAN. But what to do if your PC is connected directly to the Internet without a router? How to configure the remote access and stay secured? The answer is – change remote desktop port in Windows settings.
By default, Remote Desktop uses port 3389, which is a commonly known fact. Consequently, hackers can scan the default RDP port and if they receive a login/password prompt they can start brute force attack and ultimately gain access to your PC via RDP. Here is how to change Remote Desktop Port on Windows 10 to some non-standard value to improve security and evade from brute force attacks aimed at default service port. Continue reading
Where is Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709)? Has it disappeared? Actually, not yet. The thing is Microsoft gradually moves the applets from the Control Panel to a new Settings app. Now when you right-click the network icon the Taskbar you don’t see familiar “Open Network and sharing center” any more. You see “Open Network and Internet settings”. Windows 10 is like a living organism that is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why we have to modify our tutorials related to this OS because after each update there are many things that won’t work any more. In this post we will explain how to find and open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 of the latest version and create a shortcut on the desktop. By the way, there is a high probability that this guide won’t help after the next Windows 10 update. Continue reading
What is a Network Security Key
Wi-Fi password (Network Security Key) serves to protect your wireless network and prevents from the unauthorized access to your PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, etc. In different operating systems it also can be called Wireless Security Key, Wireless Password and Network Security Key.
It is a typical situation when you forget the security key for your Wi-Fi because everything has been working well for a long time. And suddenly you need to enter your Wi-Fi password again. It may happen if you decided to reinstall Windows on your laptop, change the account or perhaps if you want to connect your new smartphone or tablet to your home wireless network. Today we will show you how to view Wireless Network Security Key saved in Windows 10. Guide updated to meet Fall Creators Update changes. Continue reading
Controlled Folder Access is a feature introduced in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released in October 2017. It is designed to protect your folders with some important data (for example, documents) from unauthorized changes performed by untrusted, unwanted programs or malware (encryptors in particular). When the feature is enabled Windows 10 will block access to your sensitive data if the app accessing files in a protected folder is not considered as trusted or its behavior seems to be suspicious in some way. Here is how to enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 and enable protection of your most important folders. Continue reading
I’m sure, most of you’ve noticed the word “Public” under the network name in Windows 10 many times. But I bet that few of you really know what this description means in fact. Some time ago a friend of mine asked me with a frown “How can my home Wi-Fi be public?” what made me laugh a lot. Well, from this article you will learn about the following basics:
- what is the difference between public and private networks;
- how to change public network to private in Windows 10, regardless of whether it is wireless or wired.
After I installed Fall Creators Update on my desktop PC I have On-screen keyboard popping up every time Windows 10 boots up after power off (not after I restart). It disappears as soon as I strike any key but it is getting on my nerves. I don’t need it on my desktop. How do I disable on-screen keyboard? Continue reading