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back hack

or back-hack

[ bak-hak ]

verb (used with object)

  1. Computers. to investigate (a computer or network hack) by following evidence from the point of the security breach back to its origin.
  2. to reverse-engineer (a product or idea):

    Gamers back hacked the motion controls and built accessible hardware alternatives for players with disabilities.



noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of back hack1

First recorded in 2010–15

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