So teamviewer may have been breached. Or maybe not. Maybe people should not use the same passwords between different accounts.
For those not in the know, about a month ago several people have reported their computers being taken over by teamviewer. You can see the initial reports here:
and a security best practice thread has even been posted here:
Bear in mind these are recommendations from the users themselves. Here is Teamviewer official response:
But what is a corporate user supposed to do when supporting a large organization with many users over teamviewer?
One possible solution is: Quicksupport. It's been there for a while now, it's just not the default app that they will send you to (blah blah market share blah blah) but if you scroll down a bit from the download button, there it is. https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/
What benefit do you have from using quicksupport over Teamviewer?
1. Users have to actively run the app when they require help.
Have a level of deniability should the user claim you have been logging into his computer without his permission
2. The app cannot be installed or run as a service.
Don't have your teamviewer running all the time, even when you don't need it to.
One thing not possible so far is prevent teamviewer from running as a host when you are the guest. It could be a technical issue preventing this, but not likely as this is the way the mobile app works, at least on IOS.
- Work safely and securely