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Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device

by Darlene Storm, ComputerWorld

Samy Kamkar’s PoisonTap can leave a remotely accessible backdoor on your computer and router.

If you lock your computer and walk away, it takes only 30 seconds for a hacker armed with a small $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, which is loaded with devious code, to completely pwn your password-protected computer and install remotely accessible backdoors.

PoisonTap, the latest creation of hacker and developer Samy Kamkar, has a long list of wicked slick capabilities, including the fact that after an attacker removes the device from a USB port, a backdoor and remote access will persist on both your computer and your router. Continue reading Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device

Android Phones Loaded With Secret Backdoor Beamed Texts And Contacts To Chinese Mothership

by Brandon Hill, HotHardWare

When you purchase a brand new Android smartphone, you hope that you won’t have to deal with malware that is spying on you at every turn. To protect yourself, you might avoid side-loading apps or only download seemingly trusted apps from the Google Play Store.

However, what if you do everything right and are still put at risk through no fault of your own? That’s exactly what’s happening thanks to a software backdoor that has been installed on a multitude of budget Android devices. Continue reading Android Phones Loaded With Secret Backdoor Beamed Texts And Contacts To Chinese Mothership

FBI admits it can break into almost any device it wants to unlock

by India Ashok, International Business Times

In 2016, in over 80% of its cases, the agency was reportedly able to unlock devices and access user data.

The FBI has reportedly acknowledged that in a majority of cases it investigates, the agency is able to unlock and access user data on computers and phones. According to the agency’s general counsel Jim Baker, the FBI is also able to access data from devices of local and state police. In 2016, in over 80% of cases investigated, the bureau was able to unlock devices and obtain data. Continue reading FBI admits it can break into almost any device it wants to unlock