Back Orifice


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Back Orifice

A program that is used to compromise a Windows machine. It installs itself as a server, allowing a hacker with the client counterpart to manipulate the machine more completely than the user at the keyboard. Named as a play on BackOffice, an earlier Microsoft software suite, Back Orifice was created for Windows 95 and 98, and Back Orifice 2000 (BO2K) for Windows NT and subsequent Windows operating systems.

Back Orifice was created by "The Cult of the Dead Cow" (cDc), a hacker organization (www.cultdeadcow.com). There are various "BO removers," which are programs that detect and remove it. See BO remover, Trojan and RAT. See also back office.
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Called Back Orifice 2000, it has been developed by an underground group known as Cult Of The Dead Cow and is expected to be distributed through the Net during the next week.
Hacker group the Cult of the Dead Cow has released Back Orifice, a program which allows covert remote control of a Windows 95 or 98 machine, it has been reported in Computing.
Support for real-time virus scanning also enabled Norton Internet Security to surpass competitors tested in dealing with the Melissa script-based e-mail virus as well as with the Back Orifice Trojan horse.
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amp;uot;Our major purpose with Back Orifice,&uot; said one hacker in the film, &uot;is the sheer fact that the world's most popular operating system (Microsoft Windows(R)) .