back to article Fresh cup of WTF with lunch? TeamViewer's big in Twitter's domination-as-a-service scene

Users taking to Twitter to moan about TeamViewer have received a bit of a shock when attempting to use the eponymous hashtag. It appears that as well as providing corporates with their IT support needs, users have found an entirely different, and quite literal, use for the remote control software. Rather than being wielded by …

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Nothing surprises me anymore

see title.

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To do the same for free...

...leave your laptop unlocked at work and watch just how imaginative your colleagues are

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Re: To do the same for free...

Been there, done that (although it's actually a desktop I have at work). Learned to alway use the lock feature on whatever OS I happen to be using, even before my employer (as a response to GDPR) required we all lock our computers if we leave them for any reason.

I can't go into details ('cause I can't remember much), but lets just say I had to spend a while cleaning my facebook account.

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You accessed your FaceBook account from your work computer ?

There are things I'd like to say about that, but decency prevents me from doing so.

Your IT admin might want to have a word with you, though.

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Re: To do the same for free...

What happens to me is that I verify that my colleagues are mature adults who respect me.

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Back in the good old days of NT, one of our colleagues was a Man Utd fan. When he left his PC unlocked, we installed an exe running on a timer which periodically changed his desktop background to Arsenal. He immediately took to locking his PC at that point - by that stage it was too late.

Another one is the 2nd wireless keyboard trick (insignificant USB dongle recommended). The joker didn't press keys all the time. He monitored our colleague, and pressed single keys when he was in important dialog boxes (like logins). The prank ended shortly before an imminent nervous breakdown.

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Re: To do the same for free...

"You accessed your FaceBook account from your work computer ?"

Yeah i do that. Whats the big deal? they dont pay me enough to work the full shift

I never leave it unlocked though. Nobody should. That genuinely is bad on quite a few fronts.

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Re: To do the same for free...

"You accessed your FaceBook account from your work computer ?"

You still have a facebook account ? WTF ?

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Well, being the curious sort that I am I headed over to twitter to see what all the fuss was about, scrolled down about 2/3 pages and came across this absolutely shocking tweet.

"your fair use algorithm thinks I’m commercially using. I’m not. I’ve filled in your form about a week ago no response please look into this I know you’re busy"

I'm not sure about anyone else but I think that's just terrible and cannot be defended morally.

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Why would you even search for TeamViewer on Twitter in the first place? Mr Guppy protests too much...

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Go on, you know you want to: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23teamviewer&src=typd

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Thanks for making my stomach turn and causing my no-porn-ever-promise to be broken ...

Damn ... I never knew it would be THIS terrible ...

Now if you excuse me:

waseem@body: ~ # ./bleach-eyes.sh

Bleaching eyes ...

Too dirty to continue. Aborting ...

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I admit it. I did have a look. I guess this is what the politicians call the enterprise economy. Certainly a niche market. I wonder how anyone got on to this idea in the first place, though. My best guess is that even the women who pose in front of cameras need tech support-when the technology goes TI...... ( no I can't bring myself to write that) and one of them IT guys must have had a bright idea.

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Can anyone shed light on how the recommendation soundbites are obtained

I use these tools for ... research...

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I could do with some clarification. Are people just using the #teamviewer tag on twitter as code for naughtyness, or are they actually using the application\service to broadcast it?

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Neither.

They're paying a dominatrix (usually) to Teamviewer onto their machine and exert complete control. Based on some of the results for the hashtag, they commonly sit and watch, in front of the webcam whilst wearing lingerie.

The "thrill" apparently coming from the level of control being exerted. She could screencap the cam and then post it on their facebook page. Or log into Amazon and order a bunch of stuff, etc.

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Oh God, I am on the edge of my seat.

Waiting to fall over.

<snooze>

Well, each to his own I suppose. I'll continue googling "tits & stockings", thank you.

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Rule 34.

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Dear god the things that show up in my email twitter feed.....

Oh *thank god*.

I don't have a twatter feed.

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Am I getting old or have Reg articles become completely incomprehensible?

I read the title. No idea what's going on. Read the first couple of paragraphs. Still nothing.

Read the Tweet, and it all becomes clear.

Then read the paragraph after the tweet, and I am back to thinking wtf is reg on about. Their definition of teamviewing is not about being dominated so the xp reference fails hard. Seriously Reg. Not every article has to be unbelievably hilarious. Sometimes I would like to leave an article with a reasonable understanding of the topic.

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The category for this article is "Bootnotes," which apparently means anything goes. A quick squiz at the bootnotes category is most instructive.

Anyway, you can just ignore that category and you'll be fine. I think. But don't quote me.

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WTF?

Unpatched XP?

Has anyone tested this recently?

This used to be a thing when XP was current and some Internet connections came with just a modem and not a NAT router but are there still people/systems out there automatically searching for newly connected unpatched XP systems?

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Yew! Ugly People.

Who'd of thunk?

Goes off in search of kitteh pictures.

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Childcatcher

meh

as far as domination/submission kinks go, this one is mild to say the least. I'd almost call it tame and unimaginative.

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