Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Overview == "Back Orifice was . . . created in 1998 by [[hacker]]s from the Cult of the Dead Cow, apparently to highlight [[Microsoft]]'s lack of [[security]]. The backdoor allowed the sender to [[remotely control]] and [[monitor]] a [[computer]] running [[Windows]] 95 or 98. Once [[install]]ed, the program did not show up in the [[user]]'s task manager, giving it the potential to run undetected. Microsoft issued a [[patch]]."<ref>[[Counting the Cost: Cyber Exposure Decoded]], at 26.</ref> Although Back Orifice has legitimate purposes, such as [[remote]] administration, there are other factors that make it suited for less benign business. The [[server]] can hide itself from cursory looks by [[user]]s of the [[system]]. As the [[server]] can be [[install]]ed without [[user]] [[interaction]], it can be [[distribute]]d as a [[payload]] of a [[Trojan horse]]. For those and other reasons, the [[antivirus]] industry immediately categorized the tool as [[malware]] and appended Back Orifice to their [[quarantine list]]s. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The IT Law Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://itlaw.wikia.org/wiki/Back_Orifice"