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Backdoor

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  An undocumented way of gaining access to computer system. A backdoor is a potential security risk.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 1)

  A malicious program that listens for commands on a certain Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-83 Rev. 1

  An undocumented way of gaining access to a computer system. A backdoor is a potential security risk.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2

Synonym(s):

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