[ bak-hak ]
/ ˈbækˌhæk /
verb (used with object)
Computers. to investigate (a computer or network hack) by following evidence from the point of the security breach back to its origin.
to reverse-engineer (a product or idea): Gamers back hacked the motion controls and built accessible hardware alternatives for players with disabilities.
Computers. an act or instance of tracing a computer or network security breach back to its origin: The hackers were lured in with a honeypot and unmasked with a back hack.
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Origin of back hack
First recorded in 2010–15
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