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Not really, or at least it is very hard. Recently a research paper on Stealthy Dopant-Level Hardware Trojans was published which shows how to include a Trojan into hardware that is so hard to detect that even if we optically compared the chip to a non-tampered unit we wouldn't find it. Read the abstract of the paper for an overview and if you want to know ...


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I don't believe there is a reliable, scientific study as to the prevalence of backdoors in proprietary devices or SCADA/industrial control systems. A search of JSTOR turns up nothing interesting (although, if someone else wants to double check, please let me know if you find something!) Thus, the number you reference is likely just speculation or based on ...


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Backdoors are part of the software itself. They are placed in the source code (or hardware) from the start. It allows the original coder some sort of access through their software or hardware. With that in mind: In what kind of software/webapplication/OS can I found them? Due to the nature of backdoors there is no kind of software that specifically ...


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In what kind of software/webapplication/OS can I found them ? Literally anything. How can I recognize one ? By reverse engineering the software and carefully analysing it for flaws in authentication and access control, as well as issues with memory access in native applications. It's the same process by which you'd find any other vulnerability. ...



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