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Trojan

1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Troy
2. of or relating to ancient Troy or its inhabitants

Trojan

A program that appears legitimate but performs some illicit activity when run. It may be used to locate password information or make the system more vulnerable to future entry or simply destroy the user's stored software and data. A Trojan is similar to a virus, except that it does not replicate itself. Often sneaking in attached to a free game or other supposedly worthwhile utility, the Trojan remains in the computer doing damage or allowing someone from a remote location to take control. See Trojan dropper, wiretap Trojan, rootkit, RAT, Back Orifice, NetBus, PrettyPark, Talking Trojan and virus.

The Trojan Horse
The term comes from Greek mythology, in which the Greeks battled the Trojans (people of Troy). After years of being unable to break into the fortified city, the Greeks built a wooden horse, filled it with soldiers and pretended to sail away. After the Trojans brought the horse into the city, the Greek soldiers crept out at night, opened the gates of Troy to the returning soldiers, and Troy was destroyed.
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Bouzek's treatment of the Thracian tribes and probable movements into Asia Minor is authoritative and interesting: among others, the Brygi and Phrygians, the Moesians and Mysians, the Dardanians and Dardanoi, the Thyni and Bythinians, as well as the Edonians and Treres are all discussed at length.
Albanians are descendants of the Dardanians, an Illyrian tribe that populated the country until the Romans conquered the region and forced the Illyrians south, to what is now Albania in 167 B.
The anti-Albanization became a platform of the Education Ministry because the sixth grade history textbook describes the Illyrians as Macedonians and the Dardanians are completely erased.