Setting up remote access, basically means your are opening your system for others to enter. Prevent this, by keeping security in mind at all times. Please refer to related articles in your topic of interest. They can give you valuable hints on securing your system, while opening it for remote access. A golden rule: Never use simple passwords. This means, use a different and more complicated password than your e-mail, facebook, msn, icq etc. If one off these accounts is compromised, an attacker knows your password and for sure he knows your IP address, so your system is easily Hijacked.