Teamviewer Beta Adds Wake-On-LAN And Two-Factor Authentication

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Windows/Mac/Linux: Teamviewer, one of our favourite online meeting and remote troubleshooting tools, just unveiled a new beta that’s packed with new features. Users can now boot or wake up computers using wake-on-LAN, connect with smartphones and tablets, and use two-factor authentication for added security.

The new beta is available today. The new two-factor authentication feature works as you’d expect — you can log in to a remote PC using a smartphone or tablet and a password, but you’ll also be prompted for a passcode delivered to your mobile phone in order to finish the login. It’s ideal for sensitive systems or for an added layer of security. Wake-on-LAN lets you turn on a PC and connect via Teamviewer from anywhere, including the Teamviewer apps for iOS and Android.

There are some other new features too, including a new universal clipboard that lets you copy and paste entire files across computers, the ability to share files without starting a remote access session first, and updated notifications. Hit the link below to learn more and try out the beta yourself.

Teamviewer Beta


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