Saturday, August 8, 2009

Trojan Horse

This is a very interesting card from Turkey.
You must be heard about the origin "Trojan Horse" or the Troy.

When the Greeks had lain siege to Troy for ten years, without results, they pretended to retreat. They left behind a huge wooden horse, in which a number of Greek heroes, among whom Odysseus, had hidden themselves. The spy Sinon convinced the Trojans, despite the warnings of Laocoon, to move the horse inside the city as a war trophy. In the following night, the Greeks left the wooden horse and attacked the unsuspecting and celebrating Trojans, and finally conquered Troy.

However, there is another "Trojan Horse" or trojan for short in computing world which most people don't like. It is a malware that appears, to the user, to perform a desirable function but, in fact, facilitates unauthorized access to the user's computer system.

1 comment:

Notjustnat said...

Very cleaver indeed. Yes I have heard of Troy, not only that. We have been there and our children climbed up in side the wooden horse. Great postcard - Hugs Natima