AnyDesk For Linux.
A remote desktop software, developed by AnyDesk Software GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany.
It provides bidirectional remote access between personal computers and is available to all common operating systems.
The software has been under active development since 2012.
AnyDesk Software GmbH was founded in 2014 by former TeamViewer employees.
The software program facilitates remote access to personal computers running the host application, which can be installed on Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD.
AnyDesk allows users to access said computers both from personal computers and from iOS and Android mobile devices.
Since version 5.1.2 for Android, it can provide remote access to Android devices.
I has been downloaded by more than 50 million users worldwide.
AnyDesk uses a proprietary video codec "DeskRT" that is designed to allow users to experience higher quality video and sound transmission.
The company says that AnyDesk is built for collaboration unlike traditional screen sharing.
AnyDesk for Linux is a remote desktop software, but be careful.
The software uses TLS/AES to encrypt connections.
When a direct network connection can be established, the session is endpoint encrypted and its data is not routed through AnyDesk servers, additionally, whitelisting of incoming connections is possible.
In May 2018, the Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro discovered that cybercriminals bundled a new ransomware variant with AnyDesk, possibly as an evasion tactic masking the true purpose of the ransomware while it performs its encryption routine.
In February 2019, Reserve Bank of India warned of an emerging digital banking fraud, explicitly mentioning AnyDesk as the attack-channel.
The general scam procedure is as follows: fraudsters get victims to download AnyDesk, from the Google Play Store on their mobile phone, usually by mimicking the customer service of legitimate companies.
Then, the scammers convince the victim to provide the nine-digit access code and to grant certain permissions.
After permissions are obtained and if no other security measures are in place, the scammers usually transfer money using the Unified Payment Interface, bundled with ransomware.
Scammers have been known to use AnyDesk and similar remote desktop software to obtain full access the victims computer by impersonating a technical support person.
The victim is asked to download, then install AnyDesk and provide the attackers with access.
When access is obtained, the attackers can control the computer and move personal files and sensitive data.
AnyDesk for Linux, is easy to install.
License: Freemium for private individuals.
How to install via a terminal window:
Begin by downloading the software here.
Open a terminal window:
sudo dpkg -i anydesk_6.3.0-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f