ATIS Telecom Glossary
Monday, September 15, 2014

A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z  
Go
 
Glossary Home
Foreword
Introduction
Normative References
Using the ATIS Telecom Glossary
Annex A: Informative References
 
 
 
<< Back
maintenance hook
A trapdoor in software that allows easy maintenance and development of additional features and that may allow entry into the program at unusual points or without the usual checks. [2382-pt.8] 2. Special instructions (trapdoors) in software allowing easy maintenance and additional feature development. Since maintenance hooks frequently allow entry into the code without the usual checks, they are a serious security risk if they are not removed prior to live implementation. [INFOSEC-99]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
These definitions were prepared by ATIS Committee PRQC
 
For more information on the work related to these definitions,
please visit the ATIS website and the ATIS Document Center