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Internet Week: Hackers Kick Open Back Door To NT

“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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