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(Or "trojan horse") A term coined by MIT-hacker-turned-NSA-spook Dan Edwards for malware disguised as something benign, such as a directory lister, archiver, game or, in one notorious 1990 case on the Mac, a program to find and destroy viruses!

See also RFC 1135, worm, phage, mockingbird.

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Last updated: 2008-06-19

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