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Millions of computers have backdoor enabled by default


Softpedia - (International) Researchers from Kaspersky and Cubica Labs presenting at the Black Hat conference demonstrated how the legitimate Computrace anti-theft solution can be used by attackers performing a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack to remotely execute arbitrary code on the target device due to the lack of encryption in Computrace traffic. Most computers come with Computrace already present, leaving millions of devices vulnerable to malicious use of the solution.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:21