Tag: Backdoor

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Backdoor in public code repository presents a new security threat

Backdoor in public code repository presents a new security threat

A new form of attack has been used to target big tech firms using "dependency confusion" A professional tester has created a backdoor that researchers found hiding inside open source code targeting four German companies, according to a report in Ars Technica. The tester was checking clients’ r... Read more

date12 days ago
Hackers added backdoor to PHP source code

Hackers added backdoor to PHP source code

Hackers have managed to hack PHP's Git server. This has allowed them to add their own code to PHP's source code. This allows them to gain access to websites that make use of the code. In a message on their website, the PHP developers say that two malicious commits were performed on the php-src-r... Read more

date1 year ago
Hackers stole data for years using backdoors in Google Play apps

Hackers stole data for years using backdoors in Google Play apps

Hackers used a backdoor in Google Play for years to steal sensitive data. Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Labs published these results. Kaspersky's research team discovered at least eight Google Play apps with backdoors dating back to 2018. Based on archive research, the resea... Read more

date2 years ago
‘More than 12,000 Android apps contain backdoors’

‘More than 12,000 Android apps contain backdoors’

Extensive academic research has discovered hidden backdoors in 12,706 Android applications. These include secret access keys, master passwords and secret commands found in 6,800 Play Store apps, 1,000 apps from third-party app stores and nearly 4,800 pre-installed apps. Academics from Europe and... Read more

date2 years ago
US officials claim evidence of Huawei backdoor

US officials claim evidence of Huawei backdoor

The Wall Street Journal revealed that, according to US intelligence agencies, Huawei has the ability to spy on all networks in which their equipment is used. The new rumours about a backdoor in Huawei's equipment are once again denied by the company itself. The backdoor can allegedly be switche... Read more

date2 years ago
Android-backdoor entered firmware via supply chain

Android-backdoor entered firmware via supply chain

In 2017, the news sounded that criminals had managed to install an advanced backdoor on certain Android devices, even before they had left the factories. Now, almost two years later, this is also confirmed by Google itself. The backdoor in question is Triada, a malware that was uncovered by Kaspersk... Read more

date3 years ago