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Use TeamViewer? Fix this dangerous permissions bug with an update


TeamViewer, the remote control/web conference program used to share files and desktops, is suffering from a case of “patch it now.” Issued yesterday, the fix addresses an issue where one user can gain control of another’s PC without permission.

Windows, Mac, and LinuxOS are all apparently affected by this bug, which was first revealed over on Reddit. According to TeamViewer, the Windows patch is already out, with Mac and Linux to follow on soon. It’s definitely worth updating, as there are shenanigans to be had whether acting as client or server:

As the Server: Enables extra menu item options on the right side pop-up menu. Most useful so far to enable the “switch sides” feature, which is normally only active after you have already authenticated control with the client, and initiated a change of control/sides. As the Client: Allows for control of mouse with disregard to server’s current control settings and permissions.

This is all done via an injectible C++ DLL. The file,...(continued)

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