Posted by bailey
Henagon

Session closing when accessing online banking

I'm not sure if this is a feature/bug of TeamViewer or Santander, but when I have a remote session open and I go to Santanders online banking login page on the host PC, my remote connection immediately terminates.

https://retail.santander.co.uk/LOGSUK_NS_ENS/BtoChannelDriver.ssobto?dse_operationName=LOGON&dse_con...

I've tried this on Chrome, Chrome Canary, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and they all produce the same results.

Same thing happens when I go to the site on the computer that I am remote controlling. Is this a security feature? If so is it to do with TeamViewer or the bank?

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Posted by JLE
Trigon
Solution

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

**  IMPORTANT UPDATE **

** SOLUTION TO PROBLEM **

I have just rolled back to version 12 at both ends and all the problems have gone.

Unfortunately it means rolling back all my family's computers to V12 as V12 wont work with V13, but this is better than being logged out all the time.

Previous version available here: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/previous-versions .  You will need to uninstall V13 before instaling V12.

I believe that this finding adds weight to fact that Teamviewer V13 has a compatability problem that wasn't present in V12, and therefore there is a possiility that Teamviewer team will find problem with V12 and correct it.

Hope this helps in all respects.

A Kudos would be appreciated...

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Posted by Iologik
Henagon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

Same problem with Efirstbank. Any host running 12.3 has this happen, leading me to think it's a bug in that release. May have to roll back.
Posted by Former Staff AlanW1
Former Staff

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

Hi bailey, 

Thank you for posting. 

It is true that your remote connetion will terminate when you try to log in online bank. It is most probaly because these websites safety functions prevent any screen capture, which unfortunitely is the way TeamViewer is working. 

One workaround is that you can try these login page on the remote devices other than host PCs. Or when your connection terminates, just try to connect again. 

Hope this helps you.

Posted by Iologik
Henagon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

If this is the case, why does it not happen on version 12.0 only 12.3?
Posted by JLE
Trigon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

Me too.  Also when loging into ebay. Have you got a solution yet?

Posted by Monty8
Digon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking


@AlanW1 wrote:

Hi bailey, 

Thank you for posting. 

It is true that your remote connetion will terminate when you try to log in online bank. It is most probaly because these websites safety functions prevent any screen capture, which unfortunitely is the way TeamViewer is working. 

One workaround is that you can try these login page on the remote devices other than host PCs. Or when your connection terminates, just try to connect again. 

Hope this helps you.


 

No, this does not help me.  Because sometimes, I need to log into a bank website WHILE I'm in a Teamviewer chat because we're discussing something and I need to look it up while I'm talking to that other person.

So it sounds like TeamViewer made a change that makes it possible for banks to disable the TeamViewer connection.  This is NOT acceptable.  It should be MY choice when to end my session - not a website's!

If anything, you should have made this a configuration setting - to allow bank websites to end TeamViewer sessions for security, OR NOT.

It's not your place to make that decision for the user. 

I find that I'm getting more and more disenchanted with TeamViewer due to various changes you've made over the past year.

Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
Senior Moderator

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

Hi @Monty8

This isn't true at all. We did not make any such change.

Banks are forever changing the way that their security works.
They have scripts that run inside browsers that can do many things such as interrupt the screen capture API or prevent screenshots.

These are designed mainly to stop spyware that may be recording your screen without your knowledge.

As our software changes over time there may have been something we did inadvertently that caused us to trigger one of their protections when the software did not before.

However in this case, to be blunt we are not going to fight with each bank that runs security software like this as it turns into a never-ending game of cat and mouse with them making changes that they won't tell us about and us making changes that we won't tell them about all in the name of security.

Long story short, if your bank has security measures like this, then we cannot guarantee you will be able access that banks site remotely sorry.

-Scotty

Senior Moderator
Did my reply answer your question? Why not accept it as a solution to help others?
Posted by Monty8
Digon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

You claim a cat-and-mouse game, but I've been using TeamViewer for years, and this is the first time I've ever run across this.

Perhaps it's just a matter of one change that introduced this vulnerability, in which case it may be an easy fix.  I would think you would have a vested interest in preventing a browser script from interfering with your program's functionality.

Posted by JLE
Trigon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

It's strange that it happened to eBay as well. I get kicked out when logging into eBay and problem started at same time as with banking. Coincidence? I have not tried rolling back to previous version of TV, but you could always try it.
Posted by Monty8
Digon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking


@JLE wrote:
It's strange that it happened to eBay as well. I get kicked out when logging into eBay and problem started at same time as with banking. Coincidence? I have not tried rolling back to previous version of TV, but you could always try it.

Then it's definitely sounding like something that TeamViewer needs to address.  This is getting ridiculous.  A website should not disable a completely different application.

If this is based on a security script, then it sounds like it's a single third-party script that multiple companies are using.

TeamViewer needs to address this immediately.

Posted by JLE
Trigon
Solution

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

**  IMPORTANT UPDATE **

** SOLUTION TO PROBLEM **

I have just rolled back to version 12 at both ends and all the problems have gone.

Unfortunately it means rolling back all my family's computers to V12 as V12 wont work with V13, but this is better than being logged out all the time.

Previous version available here: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/previous-versions .  You will need to uninstall V13 before instaling V12.

I believe that this finding adds weight to fact that Teamviewer V13 has a compatability problem that wasn't present in V12, and therefore there is a possiility that Teamviewer team will find problem with V12 and correct it.

Hope this helps in all respects.

A Kudos would be appreciated...

Posted by JLE
Trigon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

For what it is worth I can confirm that there is no problem with V12.
Posted by JLE
Trigon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

**  UPDATE  **

It transpires that there are no problems if local computer running latest V13 provided that remote computer is running V12.  Connection is also possible this way, but not the other way. So you only have to downgrade your remote computers to V12.

Posted by Monty8
Digon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

I found a better solution that lets you use the latest version of TeamViewer.  I use uBlockOrigin on my browser, which is blocking whatever script is being used on the bank's website and lets TeamViewer continue running.

I don't know exactly which script it is because I never needed to target it directly.  One of the optional default lists apparently covers it, so that's a good solution for me.   I had previously had uBlockOrigin turned off for the bank site - but I discovered that turning it on fixed the issue completely, so I thought I would share that with everyone else.

Posted by rkrams
Photon

Re: Session not able to re-activate after closing session

Dear All,

I own to MAC's (one remote) and after closing a successful session I am unable to start a second session. Could anyone help me out?

 

 

Posted by JLE
Trigon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking

I tried the uBlockOrigin suggestion, and I could not get it to work, even when enabling and updating all the filters.  If there is any advice that you can provide on setting it up, I am sure that it would be appreciated by all.  Many thanks.

Posted by JLE
Trigon

Re: Session closing when accessing online banking - SOLUTION

Problem seems to be resolved in TeamViewer 14.

So we now possibly have 2 solutions.  Go back to TV12 or install TV14.