Backdoor abuses TeamViewer to install malware and steal data



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Researchers have discovered a backdoor that installs a legitimate version of TeamViewer on computers and provides attackers full access to the system this way. TeamViewer is also normally used to provide remote access to computers e.g. for remote support.

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Remote control software will always be a prey in this age. Being it RDP, VNC whatever technology. 15 years ago it wasn’t too uncommon seeing people remote to their home using VNC and while none sane would do that directly anymore, TeamViewer is still relatively safe… until compromised.

There is a lesson to be learned here. If you at all do remote from a computer and if at all possible, do not use that computer for anything else. If you do not have a choice, run your web browser sandboxed at all times. SandboxIE may be of help in this task. A computer used to remote to other computers/servers will always be seen as a goldmine… Personally I would not want to risk using it for more than this purpose though.