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iron box in Technology

[Unix/Internet] A special environment set up to trap a cracker logging in over remote connections long enough to be traced. May include a modified shell restricting the cracker's movements in unobvious ways, and "bait" files designed to keep him interested and logged on. See also back door, firewall machine, Venus flytrap, and Clifford Stoll's account in "The Cuckoo's Egg" of how he made and used one. Compare padded cell.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • But they could see how the cotton was put into a sort of iron box.

  • At the depth of two feet, between two large stones, is the iron box.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
  • It was the iron box he had dug from the earth at Bubbly Spring, with the fresh earth still sticking to it.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • The iron box which was found in the cavern, and which was now in the trunk, was next spoken of.

    A. D. 2000 Alvarado M. Fuller
  • Could you talk into the iron box and hear at the transmitter?

  • To sit inside an iron box and shoot off guns at other iron boxes?

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • Halstead readily found the iron box, and placed it on the edge of the berth.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • Lizzie got home in safety and locked up her diamonds in the iron box.

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
  • By what accident they missed the iron box with the money and accounts, is hard to fancy; but they did.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • The thing they use in some farm-houses is the iron box of a wheel.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett

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