TROJAN ALERT! (JS/Loop)

Cliff Wells logiplexsoftware at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 9 21:31:05 CEST 2001


On Tuesday 09 October 2001 11:59, Steve Holden wrote:
> I would have characterised this attack as a GUI denial-of-service, not a
> Trojan horse. A Trojan horse is an exploit which collects information from
> an unsuspecting user and stores or transmits it for use by the third party.
> Such misinformation does not lend credibility. The code involved was a
> simple infinite alert loop.

Actually, a trojan horse is simply a hostile program that masquarades as a 
useful one (hence the name).  It doesn't really matter what the function of 
the program is.

-- 
Cliff Wells
Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (www.logiplex.net)
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