<networking, security>

A back door in television set-top boxes made by Ministra (previously known as Stalker) that lets the service provider fetch data from the device, e.g. to find out what the customer has been watching. crackers exploit this back door to probe for vulnerabilities in the software, e.g. to download protected video content via the box.

A typical probing HTTP request looks like:

 GET /stalker_portal/c/version.js HTTP/1.1

SANS Article.

Last updated: 2023-04-01

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Stalkerstalker_portalstalker_portal/c/version.jsStallman, Richard M.

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