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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:08 PM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:04 PM
There are remote terminal programs Micosoft RDP, Teamviewer, Ultra VNC etc. They only take control of the system once you allow the connection. You can terminate the connection any time. I suppose it's possible for a hacker to have a some kind of backdoor like this, but from a hackers standpoint it defeats the purpose of going unnoticed. A large remote program running like that while you was on it would sap the system resources and the gig would be up. Now if remote desktop is enabled and they know your login then while the system is on they could remote into it at any time. It would kick you out of windows. The person remoting in would not know if the user was on or if the machine was on standby and unattended. Typically a hacker backdoor will be discreet and they would be doing everything through console. Again first you have to have the backdoor on your system. Usually any remote shell backdoor is detected by the virus scanner. If the virus scanner is worth anything. As far as using your wifi question. Once toggled off they cannot turn it on. However, if it's a keyboard toggle such as a FN+9 key or something, it's possible that the hacker could enable a wifi turned off by sending a key function to the system through the terminal. Again, to remember a hacker isn't going to have a visual picture of what's going on typically his side is nothing more than a terminal. They can access files, shares, execute, move, delete anything pretty much. Take a picture of you if there is a camera. Futher his abilities by keylogging your input. All this could go for a while not detected especially on a faster computer. Back in the day of single cpu computers things like this was more noticeable as the system ran sluggish.
Edited by technonymous, 15 July 2014 - 11:08 PM.
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