In Pictures: Biggest, baddest, boldest software backdoors of all time

These 12 historically insidious backdoors will have you wondering what’s in your software -- and who can control it

It’s always tough to ensure the software you’re using is secure, but it’s doubly difficult if the creators of the software -- or some malicious unknown third party -- has surreptitiously planted a back way in.

Here’s a look at 12 of the trickiest, subtlest, and nastiest software backdoors found in the wild yet.

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