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Tech firms targeted through CCleaner backdoor

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It’s bad enough when a piece of security software installed on nearly three quarters of a million PCs turns out to be corrupted. It’s even worse when it appears that this may be a backdoor through which hackers can and have released malware into the affected systems. To find that… Read more »

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Keeping the backdoor locked

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The FBI’s recent encryption contretemps with Apple has reignited discussion around whether tech companies should be obliged to include backdoors in their software. Apart from the ethical arguments, the strongest ones so far highlight the threat these backdoors pose to the integrity of system security. A recent case in point… Read more »

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D-Link domestic routers found to have security risk

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Domestic routers by D-Link and Planex have been found to have an easy-to-exploit backdoor access point by security researcher, Craig Heffner. The backdoor, if used, would allow a hacker to take complete control of a router and/or modem letting them gain access to the home’s browsing activity. D-Link has acknowledged… Read more »

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