Trojan horse


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Trojan horse

n.
1. A subversive group or device placed within enemy ranks.
2. The hollow wooden horse in which, according to legend, Greeks hid and gained entrance to Troy, later opening the gates to their army.
3. Computers A program that appears to be legitimate but is designed to have destructive effects, as to data residing in the computer onto which the program was loaded.

Trojan Horse

n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth Also called: the Wooden Horse 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. a trap intended to undermine an enemy
3. (Computer Science) computing a bug inserted into a program or system designed to be activated after a certain time or a certain number of operations

Tro′jan horse′


n.
1. a gigantic hollow wooden horse that the Greeks left at the gates of Troy as a feigned sacrifice: once the horse was within the walls, soldiers emerging from it allowed the Greek army to enter and conquer the city.
2. a person or thing intended to undermine or destroy from within.
3. a nonreplicating computer program planted illegally in another program to do damage locally when the software is activated. Compare virus (def. 4).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Trojan horse - a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotageTrojan horse - a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
fifth columnist, saboteur - a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
2.Trojan horse - a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmfultrojan horse - a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful; "the contents of a trojan can be a virus or a worm"; "when he downloaded the free game it turned out to be a trojan horse"
malevolent program - a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
3.Trojan horse - a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan WarTrojan Horse - a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Translations
trójuhestur

Trojan Horse

n (lit, fig)Trojanisches Pferd; (Comput, Internet) (also Trojan horse) → trojanisches Pferd, → Trojaner m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks
But the authority issued a statement after pressure group MEND organised a debate to discuss whether Trojan Horse really did happen as described.
Some have stolen, data corrupted, strokes PC Ian After a highly-sensitive operation to locate where Trojan horse malware exists, Cleveland Police say the areas most affected on Teesside are: |Linthorpe in Middlesbrough, with 600 potential at-risk computers.
Lagman said instead of calling these LP allies a Trojan horse, he saw them merely as 'tame stallions.
is a Trojan horse in America"--in the old days, kiddies, opponents of the UN used to say it was just a ruse to take over the US.
It is ironic that this is exactly the kind of language still being used to describe the Trojan Horse plot," said Mr Awan.
It is not the immigrant we should fear, but the Trojan horse who's belly is full of scaremongering and thinly veiled racism.
Like the folks of ancient Troy, we, the citizens of Florida have a Trojan Horse parked outside the gates of our once 'securely protected bastion': Amendment 8.
Miles, who graduated from Northumbria University three years ago, says he has nowhere to put the Trojan horse and he's forced to keep it in his parents' garden until the start of the exhibition in March.
In addition, Apple's anti-malware function incorrectly identifies the variants it finds, since, in all eases, the alert displayed for any RSPlug Trojan horse variant states that the RSPlug.
The installer for the Trojan horse is launched as soon as a user begins the installation of iWork, following a request of an administrator password.