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Have you turned it off and on again?

FAA (pdf link): A Boeing Model 787 airplane that has been powered continuously for 248 days can lose all AC electrical power due to the generator control units (GCUs) simultaneously going into failsafe mode. This condition is caused by a software counter internal to the GCUs that will overflow after 248 days of continuous power. We are issuing this airworthiness directive to prevent loss of all AC electrical power, which could result in loss of control of the airplane. Guardian article: "In the latest of a long line of problems plaguing Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which saw the company’s fleet grounded over battery issues and concerns raised over possible hacking vulnerabilities, the new software bug was found in plane’s generator-control units." [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on May 1, 2015 - 77 comments

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Some D-Link routers have a simple back door in their firmware.
posted by curious nu on Oct 13, 2013 - 61 comments

2010: The Year in Data Breaches

Wikileaks may have been the big news, but there were numerous other data breaches in 2010. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Dec 28, 2010 - 26 comments

Subject: Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC

Theo de Raadt: I have received a mail regarding the early development of the OpenBSD IPSEC stack. It is alleged that some ex-developers (and the company they worked for) accepted US government money to put backdoors into our network stack, in particular the IPSEC stack. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Dec 14, 2010 - 94 comments

Battery-powered back door

The driver software for the Energizer DUO USB battery charger contains a back door. It permits a remote user full access to your Windows system. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Mar 9, 2010 - 125 comments

and I wonder where she will staaay, my lil JRunaway. A run-run-run-JRunaway.

You can get at the Oxford English Dictionary for free. Yay. Unfortunately you have to use this backdoor thing. Don't tell anyone.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Sep 12, 2004 - 59 comments

Antivirus Firms Say They Won't Create FBI Loophole.

Antivirus Firms Say They Won't Create FBI Loophole. A free knuckle sandwich to the first person to say, "looks like magic lantern has been extinguised!"
posted by mcsweetie on Dec 10, 2001 - 11 comments

In lieu of the Magic Lantern thread, Symantec will be ignoring the FBI trojan. [taken from ./]
posted by hobbes on Nov 28, 2001 - 22 comments


Robots.cnn.com is a mirror of CNN, without the ads. (It looks like they use it for web crawlers.) This reminds me of channel.nytimes.com, the backdoor for the New York Times that allows you to skip registration for almost every story. Anyone know of any other major media backdoors?
posted by waxpancake on May 10, 2001 - 28 comments

More news on the IIS exploit

More news on the IIS exploit After acknowledging the problem last week, Micro$oft is now saying that the backdoor in IIS... is a flaw. M$ Technet seems to have a fix for this problem, delete the offending file! So, if systems are your bag, my advice is to start researching security if you are running M$ internet server products (SQL 7, Exchange, IIS, Index Server, etc.).
posted by Dean_Paxton on Apr 17, 2000 - 2 comments

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