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One Encryption Backdoor Is One Too Many

August 11, 2016 Added by:Joe Levy

Although the FBI no longer needs to force Apple to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, the debate must continue. Strong encryption that cannot be exploited by external or internal actors is a must for any organization.

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Rallies Planned at Apple Stores to Protest FBI's Backdoor Court Order

February 17, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Rallies planned at Apple stores nationwide to protest court order pressuring the company to build a “backdoor” for the FBI to hack the iPhone

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Remote Forensics Trojans, Surveillance and Investigations

August 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Thus the problem of acquisition using RFS tools is that not only is the original source (the computer) not subjected to seizure, it is not in a static environment and can be manipulated. Evidence obtained from an unsecured system can always be subject to a challenge to its authenticity and reliability...

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Huawei and Cyber Espionage: A Question of Trust But Verify

August 06, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We, the US, have unfortunately set ourselves up in a “pay less” mindset that has ha the military buying cheap hardware for missile systems that in the end, failed to launch. Do you want to have the same happen to your router or other hardware that your company relies on? Never mind the whole espionage thing...

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Rakshasa: Is it Possible to Design the Perfect Hardware Backdoor?

August 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Rakshasa malware infects the host’s BIOS and takes advantage of a vulnerable aspect of traditional architecture, as peripherals like network cards or sound cards can write to the computer’s RAM or to portions of the memory allocated to any of the other peripherals. It is hard to detect, and quite impossible to remove...

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China Has Backdoor Access to Eighty-Percent of Communications

July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Former Pentagon analyst F. Michael Maloof warns that the Chinese government has backdoor access to as much as eighty-percent of the worlds telecom traffic, giving the regime access to sensitive communications made possible by equipment from two Chinese based telecom giants - Huawei Technologies and ZTE...

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The Rise of Multi-Platform Malware

July 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Using a JAR, the malware is able to identify the OS and download the right files to infect the targeted machine. After identifying the type of operating system a unit is running, a Java class file will download the appropriate malware, with the purpose to open a backdoor to allow remote access to the machine...

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Multi-Platform Backdoor Malware in the Wild

July 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The JAR file checks if the user's machine is running in Windows, Mac or Linux then downloads the appropriate files... the three different platforms behave the same way. They all connect to 186.87.69.249 to get additional code to execute. The ports are 8080, 8081, and 8082 for OSX, Linux, and Windows respectively..."

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To Backdoor or Not?

June 03, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There is speculation of purposeful backdoor implementations for monitoring by the US government in the name of national security. If there is the ability for a government to monitor communications, how can we be assured that another government is not using the same means, but for different purpose?

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Chinese-Made US Military Chip: Backdoor or Debugging Function?

May 29, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

News has been circulating on internet about a microchip used by the US military and manufactured in China that contains a secret "backdoor" that makes possible remote control of devices utilizing it. Security expert Robert Graham has declared that the bug is merely for debugging operations...

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Symantec's Analysis of the ZTE Android Backdoor Vulnerability

May 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The worst-case scenario here is an attacker who tricks the user into installing a malicious application that takes advantage of this privilege escalation flaw. Once the application has full access to the device, the attacker can install, delete, monitor, and modify the device..."

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Security: Back to the "Made in the USA" Tradition

May 23, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

The US government’s Department of Defense had, and may still have, issues with counterfeit components being procured and used in military weapons, vehicles and equipment. It’s a national security issue when the supply chains are compromised by weaknesses and scams...

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ZTE Confirms Backdoor Vulnerability in Android Devices

May 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"ZTE's Score M ships with an application featuring a hardcoded password that gives the user... administrator-level access. Running the program with the password spawns a root shell prompt on the Linux-powered mobes, allowing the phone to be completely taken over..."

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The FBI, Content Monitoring, Backdoors and Going Dark

May 09, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The FBI is working to obtain a backdoor for major social networks like Facebook and also for some of the most used communications platforms such as Skype and Instant Messaging for government surveillance, and is collaborating with companies like Microsoft, Google and Yahoo...

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Big Boy Politics: Rep. Frank Wolf Demonstrates

May 09, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Congressman Wolf, why don’t you establish a program, for the sake of national security, inspecting equipment originating from outside the US, looking for embedded malicious code and backdoors as well as inspecting software updates for that equipment for the same?

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Researchers Analyze Flashback Trojan Botnet Traffic

May 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers, who successfully tool over C&C servers, noted that nearly two out of three infected systems are running Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 which included Java preinstalled. Less vulnerable are systems running Lion OS X 10.7, unless users manually downloaded Java after purchase...

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