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

  • Last month voters in Arizona and California passed ballot propositions that legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, a kind of backdoor quasi-legitimation alarming to .
  • An earlier attempt to escape to Thailand through backdoor routes had landed me in jail, where military-intelligence officials subjected me to a 10-day marathon of interrogation .
  • Princeton's Gabe Lewullis cut backdoor once, but the opportunity wasn't there.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Network World
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - Computerworld
  • 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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - PC World
Quotes

  • Robert Gates in Forbes
    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."
  • Sean Payton in Philadelphia Inquirer
    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."
  • Ed Towns in CNSNews.com
    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.

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