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Samsung Galaxy devices may have backdoor to user data, developer says

Developers working on Replicant, an open-source OS based on Android, claim to find a flaw that provides access "to read, write, and delete files" stored on some Samsung devices.

By Mar. 13, 2014


Apple says it's unaware of NSA iPhone backdoor program

The company issues a statement responding to claims that the NSA has deep access to the iPhone.

By Dec. 31, 2013


NSA has backdoor access to Internet companies' databases

Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, and other large tech companies let the National Security Agency search through confidential customer data, according to the Washington Post.

By Jun. 6, 2013


NSA 'secret backdoor' paved way to U.S. phone, e-mail snooping

Revelations in new document leaked by Edward Snowden appear to be at odds with privacy assurances from President Obama and other officials.

By Aug. 9, 2013


Backdoor security flaw found in ZTE Score M

A security flaw allowing third parties to control MetroPCS' ZTE Score M leaves users vulnerable.

By May. 18, 2012


Closing backdoor threats in OS X

Backdoor threats (including a recently found example of malware for OS X) are means by which hackers can get into systems by circumventing normal security measures, but there are some simple ways to help protect systems from these risks.

By Feb. 28, 2011


Experts dispute threat posed by backdoor found in Chinese chip

A Cambridge University researcher warns that a security bypass could allow third parties to take control of weapons and nuclear power plants. Another expert calls those claims "bogus."

By May. 29, 2012


Hackers say German officials used backdoor

Hacker group says malware it alleges was used by German law enforcement officials can be used for a variety of spying tactics and has flaws that could allow third parties to attack the computer.

By Oct. 10, 2011


Adobe exploit puts backdoor on computers

New exploit targeting Adobe is Trojan horse hiding JavaScript that drops a backdoor onto the compromised computer, Trend Micro says.

By Oct. 9, 2009


Backdoor found in Energizer Duo USB battery charger

The battery maker says it doesn't know how the Trojan got into the software it offered via download for Windows-based computers.

By Mar. 8, 2010