Backdoor

Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
Fictional Backdoor keyboard key, lifted up on one side with a ladder protruding from the hole under the key

Also called a manhole or trapdoor, a backdoor is a concealed means 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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