Posts Tagged ‘backdoor’

No Backdoors Found in First Part of TrueCrypt Audit

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Here’s an Open Source encryption solution for those concerned with privacy; it’s not perfect, but at least auditors weren’t able to find a backdoor (yet.)

The revelations of Edward Snowden’s leaks confirmed that security agencies spend time and money trying to undermine cryptographic software. Potential backdoors in cryptographic software or protocols would be disastrous, and that is one of the reasons why requests for audits became louder and more prominent. The Open Source encryption software TrueCrypt ran a fundraiser for a public TrueCrypt audit last year and managed to collect enough money to make that happen.

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Find Out if Your Router is Listening on Backdoor Port 32764

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

It’s nice that there’s a relatively easy fix for this problem, but I’m still wondering why so many routers have this problem in the first place …

Some days ago it became public knowledge that some routers, that’s devices used for establishing Internet connections among other things, are listening on the undocumented port 32764. First, it was only discovered in one device, the Linksys WAG200G, but it was soon discovered that many routers were also listening on that port. Among the devices are the Cisco WAP4410N-E, the Netgear DGN2000, the OpenWAG200, or the LevelOne WBR3460B.

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