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Trojan Horse


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Trojan Horse [coined by MIT-hacker-turned-NSA-spook Dan Edwards] A malicious, security-breaking program that is disguised as something benign, such as a directory lister, archiver, game, etc. It may also be added onto a legitimate program.
Category Computer Terms, Category Anti Pattern
( Topic last updated: 2000.04.03 12:30:32 PM )