What’s the future of Browser Backdoor?
Browser Backdoor is my only project that garnered some attention and created encouraging feedback from readers. It had over 400 clones after posting the link to Reddit. Github only shows traffic over the past month so I have no idea how many total downloads it has. I received an issue request on Github entirely in Spanish, which made me pretty proud (sorry for not responding).
Browser Backdoor was never meant for actual deployment to manage devices. It was far too bloated. Looking back, it is still missing a lot of features. That’s why last year I decided to work on rewriting it with my current knowledge to see how I can improve it.
The new version will have a completely new name, as the server is completely new and serves a new, different purpose. The new client is still built on Electron, but it’s optimized much better to the point I don’t think it’s worth writing a client in C for now (I’d need to end up rewriting a lot of Electron features that I need anyway). The new client is pretty similar, minus my embarassing programming mistakes from the first iteration such as wasting hundreds of megabytes of RAM loading a separate window for no reason.
I haven’t had the time to finish the server yet, but when it’s finished I’ll edit this post.