remote access security
When I decide to open a remote database and select Favorite Hosts I can add a new host with the IP of the remote computer. This allows me to select files on that remote server to open, my question is, how secure is this?
is the information encripted in any way?
Is there a better way to set this up allowing for better security?
Initially I thought you needed to have a VPN set up between offices in order to do something like this and not being a network guru i searched the web to find out how to do this. I finally set one up using the VPN feature in windows 7 only to find later that I didnt really need it.
I find it quite disturbing not knowing this information and after googleing it I cant seem to find an answer.
Thanks in advance for any help.