Wednesday, 28 March 2012
The battle of old vs new
You might be asking, what’s the point of this blog post. Well, you might also ask yourself what is a Trojan Horse? Or you might have an idea of what it is. A Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War in where the Greeks finally entered the city of Troy and ended the conflict, they constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy.
We’ll in the 21st century, we are aware of the name “Trojan Horse” in a completely different way. The form of the 21st century Trojan Horse comes in the form of a computer virus. This Trojan can make copies of themselves, steal information, or harm their host computer systems. The term is derived from the Trojan Horse story in Greek mythology because the first Trojan horse appeared as helpful programs.
These Trojans can be extremely annoying, but it could be the work of a hacker trying to access files within your computer. The best bet to combat this virus is to install a working firewall as well as a Good Anti-virus programme.
Does the 21st century Trojan horse live up to its predecessor?