Nothing surprises me anymore
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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