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“The 101” – Episode 8 – What Makes a Trojan… a Trojan?

August 30, 2017 / Sean Blanton

We’re back with another episode of The 101! This weekly security series aims to define endpoint security one question at a time. Tune in each week as we tackle a new term, concept, or comparison in our ongoing effort to provide clear definitions.

This week we’re going to profile a type of malware that’s been around for quite awhile and is often one of the main types commonly covered in any “Intro to Malware” class: Trojans. However, unlike their early-day relatives Viruses and Worms, Trojans have really stood the test of time.

In order to understand why that is, today we ask: “What makes a trojan… a trojan?

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TAGS: Carbon Black. The 101 / malware / NGAV / trojans / video blog