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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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According to sources, many AI flights are operating with the back door shown as inoperative due to shortage of cabin crew.
Harvard's back door is wide open, the application criteria are moderate, no SAT is required, and you can be under age 18.
But if we were in the living room or kitchen and there was a fire at the front of the bungalows we would be unable to escape through the front and could not get out through the back because there are no back doors.
After ignoring his knock at the front door, she later caught him attempting to open her back door.
The Vauxhall Meriva concept differs by having a central pillar in addition to the rear-hinged back doors.
And once the back door is locked, it should stay that way.
Part of this I speak of from personal experience: (A) I don't deal with death very well, as most people don't, and (B) in any nursing home that I've been in throughout my career, as well as most hospitals, you walk in through the front door, but you leave by the back door.
You may have installed a personal firewall or be inside a secured network, but this virus type opens back doors so that hackers can access your machine to steal data or use it as a zombie to attack other network PCs.
B scans random network blocks for systems listening on port 3127/tcp, and compromises new victims by exploiting the back door left by previous MyDoom.
Addressing to Kotli Satiyan Bar Association here on Wednesday, federal minister for Law Dr Babar Awan said that PPP did not come into power through back doors it was the people power that gave this party a chance to govern and we would come up to the expectations of the people adding that all avenues of those coming into power through back doors have been closed He said that despite passage of 63 years of freedom, Kotli Satiyan could not be freed adding that Kotly Satiyan would be provided all rights.
All transit buses should have an interlock system on their back doors that make the bus unable to move until they are completely shut, but front doors do not have the safety mechanism because they are in the driver's direct line of vision, said Eric Tate, the business representative for Teamsters Local 848, the union that represents York.