The TeamViewer application is causing a threat to the private information of the users. The company identified the flaw and is revealing that it can be a problem for Microsoft users. The risk of hacking of personal information like passwords is increasing. However, the company is looking into the matter. More so, they are afraid that any person who should not have access, could hack into the systems. This works in pretty a simple way. Imagine a virus entering into the host human body and damaging its confidential working. Additionally, this is not a normal parasite, it comes with the ability to use that information against you.
About TeamViewer App
TeamViewer is an application developed by German company TeamViewer GmbH. It is available for Microsoft Window and other operating systems like that of Chrome, Apple, Android, and Windows RT. The app helps in providing access to computer systems and mobiles. More so, they also help in controlling these systems through remote access. It is also useful for collaboration and presentation features. However, the system’s flaw is causing an unidentified opening for remote access. In addition to the breach, one can simply gain access by developing a pseudo-URI and project it on the user’s screen.
The URI the app receives already comes from sources that are not trust-worthy. Thus this means that the data may contain information that can in turn exploit the working of TeamViewer. This way of impersonating the existing app is called a watering-hole attack. The attacker will simple pursue the user in the direction of the URL which directs them to share files. Eventually, coding plays a role in safe-siding, but the attacker’s server can decode them.
Fortunately, while the potential vulnerability is high, the practical impact is low. Classification into broad divisions clears the picture on the intensity of risk different users face. More so, it is logical that the big business houses, government, and aids of the state will be in greater threat. Small businesses and government entities will be at medium risk. The impact will be considerably low on home operators. Watch the trending news on Youtube.