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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.
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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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Cybersecurity experts also argue that creation of back doors for the U.S., France or other Western countries could set a precedent that would give governments of nations like China or Russia justification to ask for similar access.
; Air India ( AI) operates some of its flights with only one entry- exit point ; Many AI flights are operating with the back door shown as inoperative due to shortage of cabin crew ; In an emergency like crash- landing, there would be a near stampede with only one exit door ; AI also facing a heavy rate of attrition with 33 pilots having quit this year alone ; Some of the pilots joined other airlines without even resigning ; Many pilots have resigned citing inefficiency and weak administration, which they allege has caused the mess at the carrier
Second, assess the risk inherent in each back door. Is any back door located in a target industry, such as financial institutions or government agencies?
Back doors should be fitted for health and safety reasons and to give us peace of mind."
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. Traditionally in nursing homes, the hallways are cleared and it is sort of hush-hush when someone expires.
The neighbors came to the back door, bringing neighborhood news, cookies or a letter from the old country to share.
You may have felt safe when you signed up for Internet services or bought stuff online, but those online vendors have big back doors just waiting for us to walk through.
'Back doors' are commonly built into computer systems by programmers to allow quick and easy access - but on a chip of this sort, represent a dangerous vulnerability.
Firefighters in the area have reported dealing with an increasing number of incidents which involved front and back doors being set alight during the night.
She and my aunties always opened front and back doors as soon as a storm started.
Householders are being warned not to leave their keys in locked back doors following a burglary in Coundon on Saturday.
"We are not interested in back doors - we are only interested in winning the Leinster title," insisted Carey as the build-up to the big match intensified.