Back door and remote administration programs On Windows computers, three tools commonly used by intruders to gain remote access to your computer are BackOrifice
, Netbus, and SubSeven.
WITH REGARD TO THE "DEFINING MOments" quiz in "Tech Talk" (October), defining SubSeven and BackOrifice
as rootkits is inaccurate.
Another commonly used method is to scan the Internet for widely released 'Trojan horse' programs, such as BackOrifice
, NetBus or SubSeven.
For example, there is an infamous program called BackOrifice
, used by sophisticated hackers and others, that can tap into and record all of the activity on your PC, and even take control of it--silently.
Trojan programs such as BackOrifice
allow this kind of surveillance to take place, by recording audio as .
Vulnerability remediation is not limited to installing patches, but rather encompasses the entire scope of IT vulnerabilities, including software defects, insecure user accounts, unnecessary services such as telnet, backdoors such as BackOrifice
and SubSeven, as well as misconfigurations.
Furthermore, toolkits that include the complete source code of the vandal, such as BackOrifice
2000, allow even beginning hackers (known as script kiddies) to produce endless variants and easily create one-time code for attacks on specific targets.
More than 15 different varieties of back door trojans were reported by customers to Trend's Virus Doctor during the last week alone, including such luminaries as SubSeven, NetBus and BackOrifice
just to name a few.
It is commonly held that BackOrifice
is likely only the tip of the iceberg, that even more dangerous stealth programs are going to be propagated across the Internet.
evidence of backdoor programs such as BackOrifice
The first ISS Webinar will focus on the latest Windows backdoor programs including an update on NetBus and BackOrifice
programs and what organizations can do to protect themselves against from these potentially dangerous attacks.
Two recently discovered Back Door programs are BackOrifice
, from a group called Cult of the Dead Cow, and NetBus.