Discover the definition of the term Trojan Horse presented by Les Assises de la Cybersécurité.


Like its Greek counterpart, the digital Trojan horse is booby-trapped software which, on the surface, promises to offer certain legitimate functions, but in reality embeds malicious features. A Trojan horse, as in the original work, is often used to open a back door, but it doesn't have to: there is no limit to the kind of malicious action it can carry out on the system once voluntarily installed by its victim (data theft, destruction, etc.).

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