Is it a Trojan or a Trojan horse?

Katherine in our marketing department wandered over to my desk yesterday.  She’s the house-style guru, and has been busy wrestling some random words I shoved together into a form suitable for a security threat report that we will be issuing next week.

Katherine knows everything there is to know about semi-colons but were too afraid to ask.  She’s also the person who can stop anyone dead at twenty paces if they try and argue that the possessive of “Sophos” is


rather than


Because Katherine knows best.   Okay, so now you know who Katherine is.

So, Katherine sauntered over to my desk yesterday and asked me about a few paragraphs I had written, and asked if there was a particular reason why I kept referring to “Trojan horses” rather than the (apparent) Sophos house-style of just saying “Trojans”.

Maybe I’m just old school, but I remember the…

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