Due to pandemic, RDP and VPN usage grew by 41% and 33%

Amid of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of remote access technologies such as RDP and VPN has grown significantly, as many companies have transferred their employees to remote work, and this usually involves a remote connection to internal networks. ccording to statistics from the Shodan search engine, by last Sunday, March 29, 2020, the number of RDP endpoints increased from 3,000,000 at the beginning of the year to almost 4,400,000. These data include only endpoints running on the standard RDP 3389 port. “A similar surge of activity is also observed on port 3388, which is regularly use system administrators to protect RDPs from attacks. In this case, activity increased by 36.8% (from 60,000 at the beginning of the year to …

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