Microsoft calls Trojans a 'significant' threat

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 1:18 AM EST

According to a new report from Microsoft, rootkits have not yet risen to the level of being a hacker weapon of choice, but Trojan horse programs have become a "significant and tangible threat to Windows users."

A Trojan horse is a type of virus that, as its name suggests, masquerades as a harmless program and, once installed, allows a hacker to penetrate a computer's defenses remotely.

At CIO Today.

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