[Snort-users] BACKDOOR inside ALCATEL DSL modem revealed today !

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Tue Apr 10 07:10:27 EDT 2001


Tsutomu Shimomura has revealed today to a french newspaper "LIBERATION"
hidden trapdoor functions that allows ALCATEL modems (Speed Touch & 1000
ADSL) easy way
of intrusion and interception.

According to Shimomura anyone could also get total access to the computer
from with
this hidden "feature".

More than 1,7 million of these modems were sold accross the world.

Complete article (in french) here :

http://www.liberation.fr/multi/actu/20010409/20010410alcatel.html

The secret login password to get access to the computer via this backdoor is
"expert".






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