Remote access

Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
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Remote access or remote connection is a device capable of accessing a shared resource. For example, a user may have the capability of remotely accessing their company network with their home computer to read e-mail.


You should only give remote access to people you know or that you are sure you can trust. Once someone has access to your computer, they could create a backdoor, or install malware, that would give them easy access to the computer later. This support can also be true when dealing with someone over the phone who may actually be fake tech support.


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