Developer gets prison after admitting backdoor was made for malice

(credit: Jeremy Brooks) An Arkansas man has been sentenced to serve almost three years in federal prison for developing advanced malware that he knew would be used to steal passwords, surreptitiously turn on webcams, and conduct other unlawful actions on infected computers. Taylor Huddleston, 27, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, admitted in July that he was […]

‘NSA backdoor spying on US citizens requires stringent controls & accountability’

It’s time to push back on the US government’s “backdoor” spying on its citizens under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and introduce stricter controls to protect civil liberties, attorney Michael Flanagan believes. Last week, leaders of the US intelligence community urged Congress to reauthorize FISA section 702 before it expires at the end of the year, […]

Supernatural Photos: Wayward Sisters Gather in Spinoff's Backdoor Pilot

Wayward Sisters‘ girl power is on full display in more than two dozen photos from the potential Supernatural spinoff. In the backdoor pilot — penned by co-showrunner Andrew Dabb and writer Robert Berens — Sheriff Jody Mills (played by Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy, […]

‘US designation of N. Korea as terror sponsor is backdoor for military action’

By designating Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism, President Donald Trump has opened a backdoor for a potential military option to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, under the pretext of “not talking to terrorists,” experts have told RT. Announcing the news Monday, Trump stressed that this designation “will impose further sanctions and penalties on North […]

In a first, Android apps abuse serious “Dirty Cow” bug to backdoor phones

Enlarge / Cow. (credit: Ian Barbour) A serious vulnerability that remains unfixed in many Android devices is under active exploit, marking the first known time real-world attackers have used it to bypass key security protections built in to the mobile operating system. Dirty Cow, as the vulnerability has been dubbed, came to light last October […]

San Francisco 49ers delivered the first epic backdoor cover of the NFL season

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Thursday Night Football is back! The Los Angeles Rams against the San Francisco 49ers didn’t look like a great matchup heading into the night, but the high scoring affair was sure to captivate any skeptics watching. More importantly, the game provided gamblers on both sides with the first heart-pounding/heart-breaking backdoor cover of […]

Celebrity Big Brother 2017: SHOCK ‘backdoor eviction to take place on Wednesday’

One celebrity is said to be getting kicked off by the backdoor on Wednesday night without the cheer crowds that come with the usual eviction.  Tomorrow evening will see two more famous names getting evicted out of the nine remaining housemates with the final set to be taking place on Friday. But bosses of the […]

Supernatural Spinoff: Kathryn Newton's Claire, 3 Others Join Backdoor Pilot

Jody Mills’ family of Wayward Sisters is growing. The potential Supernatural spinoff has added Kathryn Newton (as Claire Novak), Katherine Ramdeen (Alex Jones) and Briana Buckmaster (Sheriff Donna Hanscum) to its cast. The trio will join Kim Rhodes (as Sheriff Jody Mills) in a backdoor pilot airing as a Season 13 episode of the long-running CW series. […]

Mac users installing popular DVD ripper get nasty backdoor instead

(credit: Patrick Wardle) Hackers compromised a download server for a popular media-encoding software named HandBrake and used it to push stealthy malware that stole victims’ password keychains, password vaults, and possibly the master credentials that decrypted them, security researchers said Monday. Over a four-day period ending Saturday, a download mirror located at download.handbrake.fr delivered a […]