Definitions for backdoor

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Wiktionary

  1. backdoor(Noun)

    An unprotected passageway by which a criminal can gain access to (an assumed to be) secure area.

  2. backdoor(Noun)

    Anal sex.

  3. Origin: From the phrase back door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backdoor(adj)

    acting from behind and in concealment; as, backdoor intrigues

Freebase

  1. Backdoor

    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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Natura Gracia:

    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.

  2. Bryane Michael:

    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.

  3. Ruben Santamarta:

    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.

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