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Trojan Horse

In a similar manner to the historical Trojan Horse of ancient Troy, the modern Trojan Horse is a highly dangerous computer program that can be implanted into any computer without the owner's knowledge. Like the original that stood outside the gates of Troy, the modern, virtual Trojan Horse may appear harmless. However, within it lays a legion of malicious code designed to destroy or control their victim's computer.

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