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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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The results also suggest that much of the population polled does not understand that opening backdoors to encryption also opens up backdoors for cyberterrorists.
In comparison to rootkits, backdoor Trojans such as SubSeven or Back-Orifice are relatively simplistic.
The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is looking into the suspected backdoor admission and has questioned Shoichi Okinaga, the president of the private university.
Despite these positive metrics, the DSD business continues to face some serious challenges, most notably backdoor jams and lack of synchronized technology.
credentials, move laterally to additional hosts and install custom backdoors.
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There are assumptions that the deal might see a backdoor listing, while the last company to accomplish a backdoor listing was Emperador, Inc.
Former foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmed Khan said that the new government must not make any hasty decision on foreign policy issues, especially on ties with India adding that some issues can be discussed with backdoor diplomacy but issues such as Kashmir must not be discussed secretly, the report added.
The MiniDuke backdoor was used to attack multiple government entities and institutions worldwide during the past week.
Talking to newsmen on Saturday, he said rumour-mongering by some elements was aimed at entering into the corridors of power through backdoor channels but the attempt would be foiled.
The defense was exposed in the first half by backdoor cuts, the offense misfired despite open shots, and careless turnovers kept Oregon State close as the Bruins seemed stuck in a fog.
Ginwui, which could enable attackers to take over the computer by opening up a backdoor on the machine.