Has My System Been Compromised - Chinese Characters - Anydesk

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    Hi folks, this is my first post. I'm hoping someone with more skills than I can help out.

    I installed a remote desktop program called AnyDesk on OSX. When testing by connecting to another laptop, I typed the AnyDesk ID number in of my target machine, then I simply went to copy the ID number into the clipboard and paste it into notes so I could easily access it in future. Strangely the ID number was pasted, and then immediately following the ID number a whole bunch of Chinese(?) characters also pasted into notes. It looks like the Chinese characters had been amended to my clipboard.

    I tried searching what the text meant, but pasting it into Safari and hitting search caused Safari to crash!

    The ID number is a 9 digit numerical string. Then this is the strange text that was appended to it.

    獢退渭늜ᄠ䙉翍翿正䙲ǔ릴Ŏ翿뗠䵕悀翿慲䙎怀䓍䙸ᰘ䧄猎䙻翿ƈ߼䚄碗閿䥭↊瑮档猎閿䥭蜴协࠘᤼餺协䁱ꆘ)掛掫餺䘭߼7藜߼⵲畧睲渭￿ﻅā᠙߼睲渭￿ఌā߼鬌楌渭辶

    It only happened once, when I repeated the steps no additional characters were present. Which makes me think that it's not a bug in the AnyDesk program, but possibly something more sinister.

    I have no idea what it means, if anything, or where the hell it came from. Does anyone know if this is a symptom of my system being breached? Ie accessing a shared clipboard from someone remote accessing my system.

    Is anyone able to translate the characters by any chance? Google Translate has no luck.

    I'm aware that apple scripts can be triggered by almost anything and can easily add text to an existing clipboard string. But that's about all I know.

    I'm running OSX Sierra on a Mac Air 2014. I have Teamviewer and AnyDesk software installed.

    Remote access through OSX is deactivated in all the relevant areas I can find.

    Any input on this would be great, I'm at a loss.
     
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    Thanks, I've run a few different scanners inc MB. Nothing came up. But due to the odd behaviour I still want to work out why it happened. If someone was accessing a VNC program to remote into my computer without my knowledge it wouldn't necessarily come up as a virus.
    My firewall seems up to date. No more issue since, so I'm really hoping it was just a glitch. Either way I'd like to uncover the reason.

    ~ Cheers
     
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    Also go into your browser setting and delete the cache and history. Also open your System Preferences-> Network, Avanced button, DNS section and make sure it is either pointed to your router or to Googe DNS or OpenDNS settings!

    Plus go into your router and make sure it's DNS is pointed to the correct ISP or other Servers you are using.
     
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    Thanks, yep I use Google for personal DNS. I'll have to look into the router, I don't have full access to it. Do you know if there's a way of doing a type of whois/port scan to detect the DNS settings from on the network, without logging into the router admin interface?
     
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    Ok, so here's an update. I've been trying to view the text in different programs to try and see if there's anything built into it. I opened the file in BBedit, and re-converted the file to unicode UTF-16, which seems to display the characters correctly. Then another really strange thing happened, the amount of text increased to about 10 times the amount that was previously visible.

    I'm not sure if this has something to do with it not being in the correct character code before, or if it had some kind of hidden text that I didn't see before. It's got me a bit concerned, but now I have more text to use to try and work out what is going on.

    I also ran this new set of text through Google's translator. I have no idea if it makes any sense or not as I don't speak chinese. If I could work out what it says, I might have a close as to where it came from.

    Anybody out there fluent in Chinese and could help out? Many thanks.
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    I am not fluent, and only can try out some translations - but this appears to be advertising for shoes, as the character for sandals (often hemp sandals) is used repeatedly.
    Hemp may refer to marijuana, if that tells you anything.

    But, I think the characters are simply random, as often the characters are not chinese at all (stars, hearts, other icons), or just someone trying to sell some shoes :D
     
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    Thanks for your input. That's good to know :)
    So it's most likely not straight text. I could still have something to do with the encoding being in the wrong format, maybe it's something completely different but my system detected it as unicode UTF16 and made it into the characters.

    Cheers.
     
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    Cheers, I worked out how to obtain router DNS settings via the Apple Airport utility.
     
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    Thank you. Your posts helped me too.
     

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