backdoor backdoor  /ˈbæk ˌdɔr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
  2. (n) an entrance at the rear of a building
  3. (n) a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Princeton's Gabe Lewullis cut backdoor once, but the opportunity wasn't there.

News

  1. New backdoor malware 'KeyBoy' used in targeted attacks in Asia, researchers say

    Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Network World

  2. New backdoor 'KeyBoy' malware hits Asia with targeted attacks

    IDG News Service - Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Computerworld

  3. Researchers: New backdoor malware 'KeyBoy' used in targeted attacks in Asia

    Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7. The targeted attacks used specifically crafted Word documents as bait in spear-phishing ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PC World

Quotes

  1. "It would be extremely difficult for us to manage that. It really is a backdoor way to try and force the president to accelerate the drawdown," Gates said. "Again, the drawdowns have to be based on the conditions on the ground."
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Forbes

  2. "That kind of got slipped in the backdoor," New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said at a media breakfast. "That's a taste you have in your mouth that is bitter."
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Sean Payton Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. "This subpoena will provide the Committee with documents that will shed light on how and why taxpayer dollars were used for a backdoor bailout," Towns said in a statement.
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Ed Towns Source: CNSNews.com

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