What is a backdoor?
So; say you wanted to rob a house. You see a “Protected by…” security sign staked in the front lawn and Ring doorbell camera. Being the insidious burglar that you are, you hop the fence, go around back and see that there’s a backdoor, cross your fingers, try the knob and boom, it’s unlocked. To the casual observer, there are no external signs of a burglary. In fact, there’s no reason you couldn’t rob this house through the same backdoor again, assuming you don’t trash the place.
Computer backdoors work in much the same way. [Read more…]