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Topic # 196535 3-Jun-2016 12:40
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Looks like TeamViewer has been hacked, although they're still denying it at this stage

 

There's quite a few people that have been targeted and had unauthorised charges made through PayPal, Ebay, Amazon, Apple etc buying up lots of gift cards

 

I would uninstall it if you haven't already. Was lucky that I decided to give AnyDesk a go per @michaelmurfy's recommendation awhile ago so got rid of TeamViewer

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/4m7ay6/teamviewer_has_been_hacked_they_are_denying/


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  Reply # 1565007 3-Jun-2016 12:47
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Oh lordy, saved by procrastination!
Nearly installed teamviewer earlier in the week. 
Thanks for the heads up.


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  Reply # 1565030 3-Jun-2016 13:16
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Officlal statement:

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/company/press/statement-on-service-outage/

Tldr; DoS attack on tvc dns servers but no hint from tvc of any security compromise.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1565050 3-Jun-2016 13:43
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I use TeamViewer fairly heavily, I have numerous PC's linked to a TeamViewer account, I didn't (until yesterday) even use 2FA on it, did not get compromised or see any sign of compromise on any of my boxes (checked logs across several). My TV account does have a unique email address, and a unique but guessable password (base + site style), which I will be changing "just in case"

 

Based on all that I'm definitely leaning towards people being muppets and reusing credentials on TV they use elsewhere.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1565058 3-Jun-2016 14:02
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No problems on my account (password + 2FA) but changed to a longer password last night. Today can't login to neither the web tool or the application.

 

Just in case, logged into all Geekzone servers via our VPN + RDP and uninstalled TeamViewer. I can access via VPN or HP ILO so it's one less thing to worry about anyway.





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  Reply # 1565059 3-Jun-2016 14:03
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Also moved this discussion to Desktop Computing (it could have been IT Pro) because sure as anything it's not a Windows problem, so no reason to be in the Windows sub-forum.





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  Reply # 1565067 3-Jun-2016 14:24
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So far no weird charges on the card we used for teamviewer.

 

but oh god.... so many passwords to go and change, just in case.




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  Reply # 1565088 3-Jun-2016 14:57
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Lias:

 

I use TeamViewer fairly heavily, I have numerous PC's linked to a TeamViewer account, I didn't (until yesterday) even use 2FA on it, did not get compromised or see any sign of compromise on any of my boxes (checked logs across several). My TV account does have a unique email address, and a unique but guessable password (base + site style), which I will be changing "just in case"

 

Based on all that I'm definitely leaning towards people being muppets and reusing credentials on TV they use elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, could be user negligence which is what TeamViewer are trying to claim but seems a bit suspect

 

There's another reddit with better details of those affected https://www.reddit.com/r/teamviewer/comments/4m6omd/teamviewer_breach_masterthread_please_post_your/

 

 


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  Reply # 1565125 3-Jun-2016 15:55
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if this is true. Thats such a disaster for Team Viewer.

 

 






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  Reply # 1565126 3-Jun-2016 16:00
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I was hoping for some more info out of the Teamviewer guys but they're saying very little.

 

I don't think I've been compromised but not waiting around... will be looking at the alternatives.

 

 


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  Reply # 1565393 3-Jun-2016 20:56
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Mine looks fine, no suspicious logins. I did change my password recently to something unique and long, but I've also turned on 2FA just now.





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  Reply # 1565411 3-Jun-2016 21:42
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no activity on mine, activated 2FA just encase though.

 

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And can you login with 2FA enabled?

 

 

Works totally fine for me with teamviewer version 11.0.59518





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  Reply # 1565418 3-Jun-2016 21:53
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Assume it would need to be actively running on a computer (ie set to run automatically on startup) to be connected to?


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