TeamViewer denies hack, blames hijacked accounts on password reuse

A plethora of people with the remote desktop tool TeamViewer have been in an uproar after their machines were remotely hijacked; in some cases over the past month or so, users had their bank or PayPal accounts sucked dry. TeamViewer denied it has been hacked and launched two new security measures.

After experiencing a TeamViewer takeover, IBM security researcher Nick Bradley thinks password reuse may be the problem. Bradley said he was gaming on his PC when he lost control of his mouse and TeamViewer popped up. He killed the app and dashed downstairs to another PC which had TeamViewer.

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