TeamViewer Servers Go Down as Users Complain on Reddit About Getting Hacked

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  1. Minimalist

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    Yes, I use it that way also. But some users use it access their (or someone else's) computer when unattended. For them this is a big problem.
    2FA didn't help according to posts on Reddit. Nobody knows how this attack is conducted and Teamviewer is saying that there is nothing wrong... :confused:
     
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    "In the middle of my gaming session, I lose control of my mouse and the TeamViewer window pops up in the bottom right corner of my screen," wrote Nick Bradley, a practice leader inside IBM's Threat Research Group. "As soon as I realize what is happening, I kill the application. Then it dawns on me: I have other machines running TeamViewer!"

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    I run downstairs where another computer is still up and running. Lo and behold, the TeamViewer window shows up. Before I am able to kill it, the attacker opens a browser window and attempts to go to a new web page. As soon as I reach the machine, I revoke control and close the app. I immediately go to the TeamViewer website and change my password while also enabling two-factor authentication.

    Lucky for me, those were the only two machines that were still powered on with TeamViewer installed. Also lucky for me is the fact that I was there when it occurred. Had I not been there to thwart the attack, who knows what would have been accomplished. Instead of discussing how I almost got hacked, I’d be talking about the serious implications of my personal data leak.​

    Source: http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ng-hacked-in-bulk-and-we-still-dont-know-how/
    https://securityintelligence.com/compromised-before-my-very-eyes-how-i-almost-got-hacked/
     
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/03/teamviewer_beefs_up_security/
     
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    Keeping TV active all the time has always been insane and can be justified only due to laziness. TeamViewer is essentially a RAT just waiting to be compromised.

    The only really shocking thing with this story is that it comes as a surprise to some.
     
  7. Minimalist

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    And add to this browser saved passwords for PayPal account and accident is bound to happen. This just shows that to many people convenience is still more important than security.
     
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    Security triangle's logic is unbeatable.
     

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