(also remote access)
Remote desktop definition
Software that allows users to operate another computer’s desktop environment from their own device. Remote desktops are useful for working remotely, IT troubleshooting, and distributing critical security updates.
Real remote desktop examples
2008-2010: Scammers masquerading as Microsoft employees tricked numerous UK citizens into giving them remote access to their devices to “fix critical bugs.”
2011: Google released Chrome Remote Desktop, a free tool for Chrome OS, Linux, OS X, iOS, Windows, and Android.