Will you be wishing Trojan Horses a happy birthday tomorrow?

If my maths is right (and it probably isn’t), Trojan horses will be 3193 years old tomorrow.

Yes, according to military historians the city of Troy fell to the Greeks on April 24, 1184 BC, following a ten year siege.

Of course, no-one would fall for that kind of trick in these enlightened times would they..

When I first started working in the computer security field in the early 1990s, it wasn’t uncommon to find “dirty dozen” lists posted on Bulletin Board systems like Fidonet of known bad programs. The idea was that you would memorise the list, and would be careful not to download that particular program.

Can you imagine that working now?

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.