A remote administration tool
developed by the cdc
which allows a user to control a computer
across a tcpip connection.
In simpler terms, it gives someone more control over a computer
than the person
sitting at the console, and the person
at that box has next to no way of detecting Back Orifice
once it's been
installed on the computer
gives control of such things including, but not limited to: the file system, the computer
's processes and registry, and any multimedia devices
attached (webcams, etc.). A hacker would also be able to retrieve almost any information cached
by the OS, including any passwords that are used by the computer
The only real cure for a computer
infected with Back Orifice
would be to reformat
your hard drive, since BO can be configured
to attach itself to just about
-My company's network administrator installed Back Orifice on all of our network computers so that he would have
a greater amount of control over them.
-Awww, shit! I picked up Back Orifice somewhere
and now I've lost
all my files to some god-damn hacker.