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Remote device

Remote device

(also remote control)

Remote device definition

A remote device is a piece of hardware, usually an electronic device, or a software application that can control another device from far away using a wireless or network connection. It allows the remote device user to access a computer or a network no matter where they are. So you can use it for both longer and shorter distances.

A remote device connects to and controls other devices through a wireless or network connection, with wireless connections being the most common way for remote devices to connect. You can use a remote device to access laptops, tablets, mobile phones, TVs, DVD players, and many other similar devices. The only downside to remote devices is that they can easily fall prey to cyber-attacks.

See also: remote desktop, remote access trojan

Remote device security best practices

  • Creating a security policy. Creating a security policy that dictates how you use remote devices will help you minimize cyberattacks. It will also serve as a guide for your employees on what to do and what not to do, so you won’t have to micromanage how every employee or user uses a remote device.
  • Encryption. By encrypting your remote device and connection, you’ll ensure that no one has the key to access the data on all the devices you use. You must ensure that all data is encrypted so there are no loopholes or backdoors that hackers can use to get in.
  • Antivirus. Antivirus and secure authentication mechanisms ensure that viruses don’t infect your devices. Also, they ensure that users who are not authorized can’t access your devices.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security