A flaw in ConnectWise Control spurred the company to make life harder for scammers


A vulnerability in popular remote access service/platform ConnectWise Control could have been leveraged by scammers to make compromising targets’ computers easier, Guardio researchers have discovered.

By abusing the fully-featured 14-day trial option for that hosted cloud service, scammers are already taking advantage of the platform at no cost, but the vulnerability could have allowed them to remove an alert that can break the illusion the scammers are trying to create.

What is ConnectWise Control?

ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect) is a solution often used by managed and IT service providers and support and help desk teams to remotely connect to clients’ machines, troubleshoot the problem and fix what needs fixing.