Risk of infection using remote access application

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Spiral123, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. Spiral123

    Spiral123 Registered Member

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    Is there any real risk of infecting your own computer with something by using a remote access application to access an infected computer. For example, does using Teamviewer to remote into a friends computer, to help them clean a virus off their computer, pose any risk to you.

    Theoretically, I am sure it is possible, but as far as I know, there has not been any malware that exploits this.

    Have any of you people here heard of any such exploits?
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    I think it is unlikely and like you I haven't heard of any malware able to infect the machine in such manner (in some kind of backflow)
     
  3. Spiral123

    Spiral123 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply, good to know my presumption is shared...
     
  4. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    Always wise to make such a presumption IMO.Nobody ever got their system infected by being over-cautious.It may not be an issue today but who knows what'll happen tomorrow or next week.:doubt:
     
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