IRC glossary: back door
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back door

back door
A back door is a secret way in: a way for someone else to control your computer. Some IRC scripts (particularly for mIRC) have back doors that let other users launch attacks from your computer, so people think you are to blame. Be very careful to run a virus scanner on any Windows or Macintosh binary files, to use only trusted scripts, and on Unix to use trusted and signed packages.

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