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Putting in a backdoor would be unethical, unprofessional and a security risk because someone else might find and abuse it. It might (I am not a lawyer) weaken your legal position and leave you liable for compensation for damages because you acted in bad faith. When you want to make sure you get paid, make sure you have a proper work contract. When the other ...


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USB sticks are composed of several different electronical and logical modules. Combined, these modules can cater certain technological requirements that are necessary to constitute portable storage. These modules can be bought in bulk and are as generic as possible so that the manufacturer can sell them to as many buyers as possible without needing a ...


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How many of you have actually updated their mouse, keyboard firmware? How many vendor actually propose updates for such devices? I've updated my mouse and keyboard firmware on several occasions. It's quite common among devices created for and targeted at the gaming community. These devices are can be quite advanced and use technology that wouldn't ...


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Everything is buggy. Hardware, software, firmware, wetware. Everything. Most of the time those bugs fall within acceptable limits. Whatever computer you're using, for example, probably has 5-20 BIOS updates, depending upon how old it is. And for most people, they can be many updates behind without problems - because the bugs fixed by later versions ...


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Software auditing is easier since code is mostly done on standard platforms, whereas HW has at least two components: SW (firmware) and electronic components, which are sometimes proprietary and under patent laws. Reverse engineering a HW firmware is also possible, however you must deep understand how the electronic components work and what kind of ...


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If you bought an original copy of Windows and lost the CD you should be able to contact Microsoft with your installation code and ask for a replacement. Don't download an illegal copy of a software from the Internet -- you're looking for trouble. It might very likely be infected with trojans, viruses, or any other kind of malware. Sure, you could run an AV ...


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Once the file is uploaded to the server (exploiting a bug in a word press theme), the .htaccess is reconfigured in a way that any .txt file will be interpreted by the server as a .php script and it will follow symlinks. The next step is the trick, he makes a symlink from / to Donnazmi.txt (2 ways) The code isn't really complex, it prints an html form with ...


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The video that I found was the first thing to come up when I googled the hacker's name. Do you have Wordpress Cold Fusion theme installed by any chance? Here is the so called Mauritania Attacker's video on explaining how he exploits the specific WordPress theme to upload files on server.



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