Trap Door

Trap Door definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A means of reading cryptographically protected information by the use of private knowledge of weaknesses in the cryptographic algorithm used to protect the data. See backdoor.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

In cryptography, one-to-one function that is easy to compute in one direction, yet believed to be difficult to invert without special information.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary