Hackers Use TeamViewer to Gain Access to Your Computer

Does your IT department or managed IT services provider use TeamViewer?  The latest security threat is that hackers use TeamViewer to gain access to your computer.

TeamViewer has a critical security vulnerability discovered in the software that could allow hackers to gain access to a computer sharing a desktop session.  This security vulnerability will give them the ability to gain complete control of the system without permission.

TeamViewer is a popular remote-support software that allows to securely share your desktop or take full control of other systems over the internet.  The software is simple as the client (presenter) and the server (viewer) must have the software installed as well as the correct secret authentication code to access the desktop.

This security vulnerability affects all TeamViewer versions no matter what operating systems. This will include Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.

TeamViewer users are recommended to install the patched versions of the software as soon as they become available. Patches will be delivered automatically to those users who have configured their TeamViewer software to receive automatic updates.

TeamViewer acknowledges the critical security vulnerability and they will push out a hotfix as soon as possible this week. It is strongly suggested that you upgrade your TeamViewer as soon as possible. TeamViewer patches will be delivered automatically is your automatic updates setup.

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