Computer Security and Trojan Horse Programs

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Computer Security and Trojan Horse Programs

You've probably heard of a Trojan horse, and we don't mean the large wooden horse in ancient myth. This one damages your computer security. Unlike a virus that deletes files or JavaScript that sends e-mail to everyone in your address book, think of a Trojan horse as a remote-control tool. It quietly sits in the background, waiting for you to go online, and for the hacker to load it. You can infect your system with a Trojan horse by clicking (and thereby executing) an e-mail attachment that contains the Trojan horse software.



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