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Finding AnyDesk Installations with runZero

, by Rob King

On February 2, 2024, AnyDesk disclosed that they have been the victim of a cyber attack that has compromised production systems.

This compromise led AnyDesk to revoke its current code signing certificate, as well as reset all passwords for various cloud services.

The company indicates in their statement that they do not have any evidence that end-user systems have been compromised. They do, however, recommend users change passwords if they are used for both AnyDesk and other services. The company also recommends that users update to the latest version of AnyDesk with the new code signing certificate.

What is the impact? #

According to the company they do not have any evidence that end-user systems have been compromised. However, they state that their production systems have been impacted and have revoked their existing code signing certificate.

Are updates or workarounds available? #

As part of its statement, AnyDesk urged users to change their passwords if the same password is used for AnyDesk and other services. Additionally, they recommend that users update to the latest version of AnyDesk, which uses the new code signing certificate.

How do I find AnyDesk installations with runZero? #

From the Services Inventory, use the following query to locate AnyDesk clients:


Additional fingerprinting research is ongoing, and additional queries will be published as soon as possible.

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Rob King
Written by Rob King

Rob King is a Principal Researcher at runZero. Over his career Rob has served as a senior researcher with KoreLogic, the architect for TippingPoint DVLabs, and helped get several startups off the ground. Rob helped design SC Magazine's Data Leakage Prevention Product of the Year for 2010, and was awarded the 3Com Innovator of the Year Award in 2009. He has been invited to speak at BlackHat, Shmoocon, SANS Network Security, and USENIX.

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