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Internet Week: Hackers Kick Open Back Door To NT

Jul 23, 1999, 03:30 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rutrell Yasin)

"Trojan horse programs concealed inside open source code could create new security headaches for IT managers."

"One such program released last week, BackOrifice 2000 (BO2K), lets hackers gain control of Windows NT systems. Once inside, an intruder can delete files, reconfigure machines, steal passwords and redirect network traffic, security experts said.

"Unlike a predecessor released last year that attacked Windows 95/98 systems, BO2K is designed to evade detection..."

"When virus writers moved to an open source model in 1996, there was an explosion in macro viruses..."

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