Using a remote desktop solution makes your desktop follow you wherever in the world you go. Simply use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to connect to your original computer over the internet.
But whenever data travels the internet, it is exposed to numerous security threats. For the most part, protecting data against these threats depends on high quality encryption.
Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services uses the RDP protocol, which is encrypted by default. You can also change the encryption level or implement network level authentication before sessions are created. Similar options are available in every major remote desktop solution.
While transferring data via the internet is by definition less secure that keeping it locally, the right solutions and settings make remote desktops a minimal risk.