The dangers of backdoor passwords
by Mirko Zorz - Editor in Chief - Tuesday, 12 August 2014.
In an increasingly connected world, backdoor passwords have large implications on the Internet of Things, the medical world and industrial control systems.

While you might immediately think these passwords are inserted by a malicious user, this is not always the case.

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Billy Rios, Director of Threat Intelligence at Qualys, illustrates how backdoor passwords get put into devices, how they manifest themselves, and the implications they bring.



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