IT | Jun 9, 2016 | Master3395
Users of TeamViewer have been blowing up Reddit, Twitter and other social media sites with claims that their accounts have been hacked. These claims range from hackers taking control of their PCs, to making purchases using user information to malicious malware installation.
There's no need to worry and wait to see if your TeamViewer account has been hacked. You can do a little investigation to find evidence which may indicate a breach.
Take a look at the files that log the program's connections to your computer. How you access the files is different, depending on what operating system you use, according to TeamViewer.
How access TeamViewer QuickSupport log files using Windows:
How to access TeamViewer full version + Host module log files using Windows:
How to open log files using Linux:
How to open log files using Mac:
Start the Console app (/Applications/Utilities/Console)
Look in Files -> ~/Library/Logs/TeamViewer
Once you have the files open, look for any logins using an IP address other than your own. If there are logins from a strange location, your account has probably been hacked.
Don't know what your IP address is? Type in "how to find your IP address" into Google search. Google will give you your IP address as the top search result.
What to do if your TeamViewer account has been hacked
If you suspect that your TeamViewer account has been hacked, there are several steps you should take to secure your computer and your account.
Here are some guidelines for creating unique, hard-to-crack passwords:
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