- Apr 26, 2003
What is the general opinion relative to security risks of using Teamview to remotely perform maintenance activities on a friends computer over the internet?
Be assured I am not violating any forum rules. The remote capability simply allows me access to the computers of a number of friends and family on which I run occasional spyware and virus scans and perhaps a general cleanup (temp files, Recycle Bin, etc.). I would never consider accessing the computer of someone other than that small group.However may I take the precaution of telling you that assistance on TSG is not allowed other than in the forums - not by PM or email or by Remote Desktop.
Never used it always used Remote Desktop with invitation by email, handy to know of it, for the user who cannot work out the settings for remote desktop within Windows.Re TeamViewer I have no knowledge of it
Another thing I like about it. They are continuously updating it and monitoring it and keeping it up to date for modern threats.raybro
As I said I have no knowledge of the program Teamviewer
I have had a look at it now
It, as my colleague LauraMJ said; and she is indeed far more knowlegable than me in security matters, seems very secure.
The only point I would make is having now read up on it - ensure you use the latest version
19 ‎December ‎2012, ‏‎19:32:08
and ensure you always keep it up to date, as I see that in July last year an update was issued for security reasons
Version History of TeamViewer 7.0.13989
Date Released: 16 July, 2012
- Bugfix release. This is a highly recommended security update
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