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A hinged, sliding, or lifting door to cover an opening in a roof, ceiling, or floor.
An undocumented entry point into a computer program, which is generally inserted by a programmer to allow discreet access to the program.
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A door that is flush with the surface; located in a floor, roof, or ceiling, or in the stage of a theater.
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A door set into a floor, ceiling, or roof.
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back doorA secret way to take control of a computer. Also called "trap doors," back doors are built into software by the original programmer, who can gain access to the computer by entering a code locally or remotely. For example, a back door in an application would enable a person to activate either normal or hidden functions within the software. A back door in an operating system would provide access to all system functions in the computer. See encryption backdoor, Easter Egg and Back Orifice.
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