Backdoor (computing)

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In computing, a backdoor is a way of bypassing security mechanisms to gain access to a resource that is otherwise secured. Backdoors give illegal access to an otherwise secured resource. A common example for a backdoor is the existence of default passwords which can be used to access the BIOS of a computer. Very often, special programs that run on a computer provide the functionality of a backdoor.

List of known backdoors in standards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gary Kessler, "An Overview of Cryptography", sec 3.3
  2. 2.0 2.1 [Biham et al, LNCS3494 pp.36-57: "Advances in Cryptology - EUROCRYPT 2005: 24th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Aarhus, Denmark, May 22-26, 2005"]