I want to install a backdoor to my laptop with Windows 8 so that I can access it and stay hidden, just in case if someone will steal it. Most of remote access tools are not hidden and it is obvious if they are being used. Most of "hacker's" backdoors seems to be insecure and don't even require a password. Are there any remote control tools which are

  1. Secure
  2. Hidden
  3. Free
  4. Preferably open source


  • Someone's been watching too many movies...
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 19 '16 at 8:48
  • Seems like a great technique as well to be used for EVIL!! ;)
    – Dave
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:03
  • Keep in mind that in some jurisdictions it's illegal to hack your own laptop if someone else is using it (privacy laws).
    – mtak
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:09
  • Not in my country :)
    – Arqwer
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:12
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    There is no need for a (il)legal descussion, since the question will be closed as off topic resource request.
    – bummi
    Feb 19 '16 at 10:05

Creating additional security flaws in your device so you can access it in the event it is stolen is the wrong way of going about this. Instead of planning for this scenario, instead put effort into preventing this scenario from occurring (ie: keeping the device safe and not randomly leaving it unattended in public).

If you need to keep the contents secure in the event the device is unfortunately stolen then you should look at encrypting the contents of the device.

From the ten immutable laws of security, see law 3:

If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it's not your computer anymore.

If the computer has been stolen from you, it's no longer yours, it's no longer secure and you can no longer guarantee the integrity of anything on it.


Adding a backdoor to enhance security is not a good idea because you're basically adding another attack vector. Besides, you're screwed if someone else is in physical posession of your computer. Even if you get your computer back, how can you tell that it didn't came back backdoored? A better idea would be to always keep an eye on your laptop, and encrypt your hard drive to prevent others from extracting your personal data in case someone manages to steal your laptop.

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    +1 "encrypt your hard drive" - First priority should be to prevent others accessing your data. If they can't log-in to you pc they'll reinstall it, which obviously means they also delete the backdoor. Feb 19 '16 at 10:18

No software is helpful if your computer is physically stolen. If you want to keep your machine safe, keep an eye on it.

  • Of course I understand that. But having access to it is much better than not having access :)
    – Arqwer
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:00
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    @Arqwer If the thief really cares, he/she can simply format your hard drive... I don't think any one steal computers for his/her personal use! lol
    – bfrguci
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:02
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    @Arqwer It sounds like the purpose you described in your question is not your actual purpose, man!
    – bfrguci
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:03
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    @Arqwer BINGO :-)
    – bfrguci
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:12
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    This does not answer the question
    – Dave
    Feb 19 '16 at 9:54

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