Remote control software, such as TeamViewer, allows users to remotely control computers over the Internet and share desktops, potentially putting systems and corporate networks at risk.
Remote control software is designed to provide users with the ability to remotely control a system from the Internet. Several security risks exist when implementing such software, including unauthorized access to the system, unauthorized ports being opened, and information disclosure.
Administrators are encouraged to educate users on the potential security risks remote control software could have on a machine and network. Security best practices may require administrators to restrict remote control software from being installed on workstations unless the software has been previously approved by the business.