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TeamViewer Admits Breach from 2016
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REISEN1955,
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5/21/2019 | 1:25:11 PM
Suspect indeed
For the past two years, our department has waged a campaign against Teamviewer because it was judged in-secure and now this article verifies our actions.  Remove it from all endpoints and systems. 
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5/21/2019 | 2:17:06 PM
Clarification-No Breach
From the Read More: " found no evidence that customer data or other sensitive information had been stolen".... As such it would be a security incident and not a breach. Still alarming but not as detrimental to brand reputation based on how the company dealt with that incident. 
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5/22/2019 | 3:33:47 AM
Re: Clarification-No Breach
Personally I consider at the lowest level unauthorized access a "breach" but you're right that in this case, what we typically call a breach - exposure of data, infestation - doesn't seem to have occurred.  Perhaps the breach spin is good, however, as it raises awareness of a weak network and security policy that likely encouraged a quick change in security processes by TeamViewer.  It also raises awareness - in security there is no "old news" as some readers may mistake this to be; any company that may have trojans or other compromising code hidden in its products needs to step up and convince us otherwise.  The question here is have they convinced us?  


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