Back Door
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A hole deliberately left in a system by the designers intended for use by service technicians.

FK Reading Ease
33.7

FK Grade Level
College
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  • A hidden method for bypassing normal computer authentication. Back door access can be used by a hacker to gain unauthorized access to information that is otherwise intended to be secure and private.

    FK Reading Ease
    34.6

    FK Grade Level
    College
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  • Typically unauthorized hidden software or hardware mechanism used to circumvent security controls.

    Context

    CNSSI-4009

    FK Reading Ease
    -23.9

    FK Grade Level
    Graduate School
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