History repeats itself. Ancient Troy was doomed when it opened the gates of the fortified castle to accept a magnificent horse–which cleverly concealed enemy soldiers.
A Trojan horse, dubbed the Columbus Day virus, reportedly has infiltrated DOS-based computers. Once activated, the “horse” leaves a trail (no pun intended) of ruined data files and changed passwords.
The worst Trojan horse I’ve encountered lately was my own – Rowdy. This mixed breed quarter horse stepped on my foot, bruising my pinky and breaking my big toe! I learned the hard way that horses are not to be hugged, and an ounce of prevention – like wearing boots with steel toes – is worth a pound of pain.
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