O'Reilly logo

Maximum Security, Fourth Edition by Anonymous

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 18. Trojans

 

“For they still prefer sheep to thinking men Ah, but men who think like sheep are even better”

 
 --Brian McNeill, “No Gods and Precious Few Heroes”
 

“Beware of geeks bearing gifts”

 
 --Anonymous

This chapter examines a type of threat to system and Internet security that has been with us almost as long as the computer: Trojan horses, often simply referred to as Trojans.

What Is a Trojan?

Trojan horses present more difficulties in definition than at first appears. Whereas viruses are defined primarily by their capability to replicate, Trojans are primarily defined ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required