[ d͡ʒˈakɪnˈɒfɪs], [ dʒˈakɪnˈɒfɪs], [ dʒ_ˈa_k_ɪ_n_ˈɒ_f_ɪ_s]
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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