Trojan horse


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Trojan Horse

1. Greek myth the huge wooden hollow figure of a horse left outside Troy by the Greeks when they feigned retreat and dragged inside by the Trojans. The men concealed inside it opened the city to the final Greek assault
2. Computing a bug inserted into a program or system designed to be activated after a certain time or a certain number of operations

Trojan horse

[‚trō·jən ′hȯrs]
(computer science)
A computer program that has an unannounced function in addition to a desirable apparent function.

Trojan Horse

hollow horse concealed soldiers, enabling them to enter and capture Troy. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
See: Deceit

Trojan horse

(application, security)
(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, or (in one notorious 1990 case on the Mac) a program to find and destroy viruses! A Trojan horse is similar to a back door.

See also RFC 1135, worm, phage, mockingbird.
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This Note has argued that the determination of whether trojan horse organizers are employees under NLRA section 2(3) ultimately reduces to a single question -- whether trojan horse organizers are generally good employees.
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"What happened in the schools caught up in Trojan Horse in 2014 is clearly established and we must not shy away from challenging those who seek to deny there was a serious problem at that time.
Initially appearing in a compressed file called latestpics.tgz or latestpics.gz, this Trojan horse, after being decompressed, appears to be a graphic file.
The so-called Trojan Horse plot, which came to light in 2014, centred on an alleged move by a small group of hardline Muslims to seize control of a small number of Birmingham schools.
Upon activation the Trojan horse displays some pomographic images, as well as the following message:
Most interesting is the appearance of Trojan horse, Clagger-G, in the chart this month at number eight, which is a clear demonstration of mass spamming holding its own against self-spreading malware.
The spammed messages typically have no subject line and carry the message text "new price" and an attached file which can have one of several names and contains the BagleDl-U Trojan horse, said Sophos.
The cell then readily embraces the bacterium as something it thinks it wants, when in effect it's taking in a Trojan horse.' Falkow says a similar fakery is practiced by bacterial toxins that appear to cells as harmless hormones.
THE Department for Education is to reform disciplinary procedures for teachers to deal with any repeat of Birmingham's Trojan Horse scandal.
LONGER school days and small class sizes have been introduced by a failing Birmingham school at the heart of the Trojan Horse scandal in a bid to turn it around.
Sophos have warned users about a Trojan horse that poses as a wallchart for the World Cup tournament.