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Back Door

1. In business, a slang term describing something unethical. It may also describe the action of circumventing a problem in an unusual (but still ethical) way.

2. Any way to access a computer system other than logging in or using "normal" channels. Programmers often put back doors into their programs, or a hacker may create one.

3. See: Back-Door Listing.

back door

the informal mechanism whereby the BANK OF ENGLAND buys back previously issued TREASURY BILLS in the DISCOUNT MARKET at their ruling market price in order to release money to help the DISCOUNT HOUSES overcome temporary liquidity shortages. This is done as a means of increasing the liquid funds available not only to the discount houses themselves but also to the COMMERCIAL BANKS at prevailing interest rates to enable them to maintain their lending. Compare FRONT DOOR.
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Cavan are putting forward a motion for the back door system to be carried for another four years, Waterford propose just a further two year experiment.
He then went out of the back door and walked towards Birchwood Road.
Sgt Pete Jones, from Little Park Street police, said: "A lot of people have the habit of leaving their back door keys in the lock so they know where to find them.
The gunman then escaped out the back door and jumped the fence.
The robber took money and the bandits ran out the back door, the cashier said.
16 by two men wearing El Pollo Loco uniforms who pistol-whipped an employee after being let in the back door.
LANCASTER - A Lancaster fast food restaurant employee was pistol- whipped during a robbery Monday by two men who dressed as employees to get in the restaurant's back door.
He got out of the building through a back door, crawling to safety on his hands and knees.
More than 15 different varieties of back door trojans were reported by customers to Trend's Virus Doctor during the last week alone, including such luminaries as SubSeven, NetBus and BackOrifice just to name a few.
THREE people managed to escape injury after a wheelie bin was set on fire at the back door of their house.