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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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In addition, Apple's anti-malware function incorrectly identifies the variants it finds, since, in all eases, the alert displayed for any RSPlug Trojan horse variant states that the RSPlug.
Initially will the tap-proof password dialog that guarantees immunity from trojan horse and virus attacks be available in the disk encryption software "TurboCrypt".
In addition, China's Trojan Horses exposes the serious national security problem caused by Congress and the State Department in their inexcusably promiscuous granting of visas of all kinds--F-1, H-1 B, J, J-1, and L--to hundreds of thousands of Chinese students, scientists, and hightech workers.
For information on these and other Trojan Horses, I recommend the Carnegie-Mellon University Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) web site, which has information, advisories, and directions to access counter-measures.
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.
London, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - GFI's Trojan Horse & executable scanner automatically detects malicious executables
These threats combine the characteristics of viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or malicious code with server and Internet vulnerabilities to initiate, transmit and spread an attack.
The past year has shown us that the nature of security has changed, from annoying viruses and spyware as the predominate threats, to hackers gaining access to your system and installing keyloggers, trojan horses or other tools to gain access to your personal data", said Marc Maiffret, eEye Digital Security's CTO and Chief Hacking Officer.
Sophos have warned users about a Trojan horse that poses as a wallchart for the World Cup tournament.
1 carried Trojan horses, according to the audit of companies.
The CERT(R) Coordinator Center recently issued a Security Alert addressing Trojan Horses ( http://www.
Clicking on the link takes users to a website which invisibly installs a Trojan horse on the victim's computer.