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Connect to Mac using VNC from Windows using encrypted connection

On Mac you need to enable Remote Login and Screen Sharing.

Note: If Remote Login is not starting with message “Remote Login starting…” you might need to manually add a launch daemon:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist

On Windows run Powershell and create encrypted SSH tunnel. Replace USERNAME with your user name and MAC_IP_ADDRESS with IP address of your Mac.


Now use a VNC client (eg. RealVNC Viewer) and connect to RealVNC will still complain about unsecure connection but the connection will be local only (