remote access

noun

computers
: access to a computer or a computer system from another location by means of a network connection
If the person went along with the call, the scammer would try to convince them to provide remote access to their computer.A. J. Dellinger

Examples of remote access in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a target calls, the scammer tricks the person into downloading and installing a program that gives remote access to the target’s device. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 29 Jan. 2024 Additionally, during this time, a user from Group 2 that attempted to log into his or her account may have been granted temporary remote access to a Group 1 account. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2023 Two of the companies, Subaru and Kia, have responded by turning off remote access features in new vehicles in the state. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 By accessing BigQuery, researchers get remote access to blockchains structured in a relational database, updated daily to Google's cloud. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Feb. 2019 There are now numerous remote access programs to choose from that will connect one computer to another across the web. David Nield, WIRED, 8 Oct. 2023 Scammers can use remote access to install malware, ransomware, or other unwanted programs on your device. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 4 Sep. 2023 Investigators urge individuals to avoid unsolicited pop-ups or messages in texts and emails and decline to download unknown software or give others remote access to personal computers. Robert Legare, Jeff Pegues, CBS News, 7 Oct. 2023 Cloud computing firms, such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS), use data centers around the world to provide remote access to computing services and storage. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 5 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remote access was in 1965

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“Remote access.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remote%20access. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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