Tag: Backdoor

What Is the Intel Management Engine Backdoor?

There have always been concerns that governments could backdoor existing technology to spy on consumers and enterprises. Although such claims have always been considered conspiracy theories, there may be a lot more to them than originally assumed. A person claiming to work for Intel confirms there is such a thing as a backdoor in the Intel Management Engine. It’s a very problematic development, assuming there is any truth to such claims. What is …
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Cobian Remote Access Trojan Has a Nasty Backdoor

Whenever cybercriminals offer free tools to the rest of the world, one always needs to be suspicious. The new Cobian Remote Access Trojan, for example, is provided free of charge on underground hacking forums. However, it comes with a backdoor that aims to provide the original developer access to all of the victim’s data. This is a very sneaky way of letting others do the dirty work. The Cobian RAT has …
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Criminals Leverage SambaCry Vulnerability to Gain Backdoor Access to NAS Devices

Computers are no longer the only devices susceptible to attacks. We have seen various types of malware targeting Internet of Things devices in recent months. It now appears that there is a new SambaCry vulnerability, capable of exploiting NAS devices. These devices can easily be backdoored by this exploit. NAS Devices Are at Risk of Getting Hacked Many people have a NAS device somewhere at home. These Network Attached Storage devices …
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European Union Proposes Rule Change to Ban Encryption Backdoors

Government officials and encryption often do not mix all that well. This is especially true when looking at the US government as an example. It now appears the EU parliament is trying to change things, by proposing to ban all encryption backdoors altogether. This is a major development in the fight for consumer privacy, although it remains to be seen how things will play out in the end. EU Is …
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