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Trojan Horse

A computer virus that poses as an innocuous program. A Trojan horse appears to be harmless so that the user will install it, but then performs damaging activities like data theft or file deletion. The virus derives its name from the legendary wooden horse used by the Greeks to clandestinely gain access to Troy.
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lt;B Peter Clarke investigated the Trojan Horse allegations for the city
As a metaphor, however, the Trojan Horse imagery works effectively.
Tatiana Gau, who heads AOL's security system, said she was aware of the Trojan horse bearing her company's name and advised computer users never to launch a program that had come from an unfamiliar source.
In addition, IDGA has just added a Pre-Summit Maritime Border Protection and ICE Focus Day to run concurrently with the Trojan Horse Exercise.
Serious issues, but not as complex as the ones we saw in the Trojan Horse case.
lt;BHerminder Channa, principal of Ark Boulton Academy - formerly Golden Hillock - which is turning itself around after the Trojan Horse scandal
e academy in Alum Rock in Birmingham has been the focus of allegations made in the Trojan Horse investigation.
do you keep important company records or files on this computer you'd better hope not because there are files scattered all over it tucked away in invisible hidden folders undetectable by antivirus software the only way to remove them and this message is by a CIDN number 1 The Trojan horse continues to explain that a 'CIDN number' can be acquired by making a payment via Western Union to the hacker.
The Trojan horse copies itself to the /tmp folder (used to store temporary files) and installs a file called apphook.
If the email has been opened, users are warned not to open the attachment, which would unleash the Trojan horse on the user's computer.
A BIRMINGHAM school has recovered from the Trojan Horse scandal like a 'phoenix from the ashes' according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
SCORES of teachers and support workers linked to the Trojan Horse scandal could be banned from working in schools for life, it has been claimed.