Updated: 07/20/2017 by Computer Hope

BackdoorAlternatively referred to as a manhole or trapdoor, a backdoor is a term used to describe a hidden method of bypassing security to gain access to a restricted part of a computer system. For example, a programmer may insert a piece of code that would allow them access to a computer or secure area using a password that only they know.

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