What is another word for jack-in-office?

9 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈakɪnˈɒfɪs], [ d‍ʒˈakɪnˈɒfɪs], [ dʒ_ˈa_k_ɪ_n_ˈɒ_f_ɪ_s]

"Jack-in-office" is a derogatory term often used to describe a person who abuses their authority or seeks to enforce rules and regulations without reason or compassion. Synonyms for this term include "petty tyrant," "bully," "authoritarian," "dictator," or simply "abusively dominant." These words emphasize the negative connotation associated with individuals who exert power over others in a manner that is unfair, unjust, or unyielding. Other related terms that could be used in lieu of "jack-in-office" are "domineering," "overbearing," "bossy," or "oppressive," all of which denote an excessive inclination towards exerting control over others in a way that is harmful or oppressive.

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How to use "Jack-in-office" in context?

"jack-in-office" refers to a situation in which an individual is able to gain remote access to a targeted computer system, under the assumption that they are using the same login credentials as the targeted user. The individual then has the ability to view, change, or delete data, or even seize control of the system entirely.

The term was first coined in 2004 by security researcher Brian Krebs, who described the attack method in a blog post. In order to execute the attack, the attacker must be able to access the targeted computer system through a vulnerable application or web browser.

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