An unprotected passageway by which a criminal can gain access to (an assumed to be) secure area.
Origin: From the phrase back door.
acting from behind and in concealment; as, backdoor intrigues
A backdoor in a computer system is a method of bypassing normal authentication, securing illegal remote access to a computer, obtaining access to plaintext, and so on, while attempting to remain undetected. The backdoor may take the form of an installed program or may subvert the system through a rootkit.
The numerical value of backdoor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of backdoor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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It is a bit of a backdoor they are using to focus on tax avoidance, the question will be whether the European courts will endorse what the Commission has done.
With backdoor listings, you suddenly have a new group of investors controlling the company, on paper it's the same, the laws are the same, but the controlling minds have changed, and investors don't always appreciate that.
I discovered a backdoor that allowed me to gain privileged access to the Satellite Data Unit, the most important piece of SATCOM (Satellite communications) equipment on aircraft, these vulnerabilities allowed unauthenticated users to hack into the SATCOM equipment when it is accessible through WiFi or In-Flight entertainment networks.
The court is ordering Apple to create a backdoor into an iPhone’s operating system, citing a law adopted in 1789, if the order stands, Apple and other technology companies could be ordered to build backdoors – essentially defects – into other devices, rendering them insecure and vulnerable to attack by law enforcement and by others as well. We will fight against this result.
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