back door


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a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)

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an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains

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an entrance at the rear of a building

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I heard Ribby coming and I had to run out by the back door!"
He noticed that they had not come to the front entrance but to the back door. While he was getting down from the carriage steps two men, who looked like tradespeople, ran hurriedly from the entrance and hid in the shadow of the wall.
A back door was partly open, as if by neglect, and their first thought was that the authors of the awful revelry might have escaped.
Just like he sneaked out the back door, he is dragging us out of the EU by the back door, too, when he says that, whether we like it or not, we will leave on October 31.
Andrea had let her neighbour's cat back into the house via the back door the previous night - and had, it seems, forgotten to lock it.
The idea of increasing Malay students in universities by matriculation is nullified because the Chinese and Indians also go by back door, and they're not satisfied.'
Bosses found the back door open when they returned to open the store in Paisley's Gallowhill Road around 6am on Tuesday.
Back door for admission into private medical colleges will be closed.
| Suspects were arrested by police after burglars broke into a property in Folly Hall through the back door on February 17 in the early evening.
On discovering my dreadful error, so horrified was my wife, and so affected by the trauma, that she's had to ask me every night since if I've locked the back door. Every night.
So far, no-one has tried the back door. If they do, I'll know about it.
Apple is right to oppose demands that it install a back door on all devices.
The two men went around the rear of the house and began breaking open the back door. The homeowner called 911 and prepared himself for what was about to occur.
The security company reports that the Cadelle and Chafer groups have been using back door threats to conduct targeted surveillance of domestic and international targets.