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Trojan horse

1. Something that initially seems innocuous but is ultimately bad or malicious. A reference to the myth in which Ancient Greek soldiers hid inside a giant wooden horse in order to gain access to the city of Troy. That personable new hire turned out to be a Trojan horse—she stole our intellectual property and sold it to the competitor!
2. A computer program that appears to be useful or harmless but secretly installs malicious code or software onto the infected computer. We have malware on our computer because that game you downloaded turned out to be a Trojan horse.
See also: horse, Trojan

work like a beaver

To work very intently, persistently, and assiduously. A reference to beavers' reputation of being extremely industrious. I worked like a beaver the entire summer after high school to earn enough cash to buy my first guitar. The kids are all working like beavers to get the pageant ready in time.
See also: beaver, like, work

work like a Trojan

To work very intensely for a long or continuous period of time, especially doing something thankless or menial. The boss had us working like Trojans to get the project ready on time. I worked like a Trojan the entire summer after high school to earn enough cash to buy my first guitar. I've been out here working like a Trojan while you sit inside sipping lemonade. Could you maybe lend me a hand?
See also: like, Trojan, work

work like a beaver

 and work like a mule; work like a horse; work like a slave
Fig. to work very hard. She has an important deadline coming up, so she's been working like a beaver. You need a vacation. You work like a slave in that kitchen. I'm too old to work like a horse. I'd prefer to relax more.
See also: beaver, like, work

Trojan

work like a beaver

Also, work like a dog or horse or Trojan . Work very energetically and hard, as in She worked like a beaver to clean out all the closets, or I've been working like a dog weeding the garden, or He's very strong and works like a horse. The first of these similes is the oldest, first recorded in 1741; the variants date from the second half of the 1800s. Also see work one's fingers to the bone.
See also: beaver, like, work

a Trojan horse

COMMON If you describe someone or something as a Trojan horse, you mean that they seem good or useful, but are really there to help something be harmed or destroyed in the future. Proposals for a golf course are now seen as a Trojan Horse for hotel and conference centres. This small reduction in the basic tax rate was merely a Trojan horse for the far more drastic cutting of the top rate from 70 to 28 per cent. Note: This refers to an ancient Greek story. The city of Troy was under siege from the Greeks. The Greeks built a large hollow wooden horse and left it secretly as a gift for the Trojans, who took it into the city. However, Greek soldiers were hiding inside the horse, and they were able to cause the destruction of the city.
See also: horse, Trojan

work like a beaver

work steadily and industriously. informal
The beaver is referred to here because of the industriousness with which it constructs the dams necessary for its aquatic dwellings. The image is similarly conjured up by the phrase beaver away meaning ‘work hard’.
See also: beaver, like, work

work like a Trojan

work extremely hard.
1974 Winifred Foley A Child in the Forest She put me to clean out all the fowls' cotes, and I worked at it like a Trojan.
See also: like, Trojan, work

a Trojan horse

1 a person or device intended to undermine an enemy or bring about their downfall. 2 a program designed to breach the security of a computer system, especially by ostensibly functioning as part of a legitimate program, in order to erase, corrupt, or remove data.
In Greek mythology, the Trojan horse was a huge hollow wooden statue of a horse in which Greek soldiers concealed themselves in order secretly to enter and capture the city of Troy, an action which brought the ten-year siege of the city to an end.
See also: horse, Trojan

ˌwork like a ˈdog/ˈslave/ˈTrojan

(informal) work very hard: She worked like a slave to pass her exams. OPPOSITE: not do a stroke (of work)
See also: dog, like, slave, Trojan, work

trojan horse

n. a kind of malicious software that arrives at a personal computer embedded in some other software and then introduces routines that can gather personal information or destroy the operationality of the computer. The consultant called the intruder a “trojan horse” and said I needed yet another program to get rid of it.
See also: horse, Trojan

Trojan, he is a/works like a/a regular

A determined, energetic individual; hardworking. The term comes from Homer’s description of the Trojans in the Iliad and Virgil’s description in the Aeneid. In both epics they are pictured as brave patriots who work hard for their country. This view was adopted by later writers, such as Samuel Butler, who wrote (Hudibras, 1663), “There they say right, and like true Trojans.”
See also: he, like, regular, work
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Having been appointed for the job in April 2018, Trojan is delivering the Aldar Properties project, which is worth $653.4m (AED2.4bn), under a $353.9m (AED1.3bn) main contract.
In Q1 2019, Kaspersky Lab detected around 30,000 modifications of various families of banking Trojans, trying to attack 312,235 unique users.
Trojan looks at the photo and scoffs at his younger self.
But outer-planet migration leaves one perplexing observation unresolved: Jupiter's leading ([L.sub.4]) Trojan cloud has about 50% more objects than its trailing [L.sub.5] cloud does.
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When analyzing this Trojan, we found that the Asacub malware has connections to criminals with links to a Windows-based spyware called CoreBot.
"Trojan's Reliant line of true deep-cycle AGM batteries feature elements that offer a new direction in AGM technology," said Gordon Beckley, senior vice president of engineering and quality assurance at Trojan Battery.
ese days its main claim to stardom is the fact that Dinky Toys made a Trojan and those in perfect condition and still in the original box command handsome prices among collectors.
How the Trojan spreads is yet to be determined, but there are reasons to believe that it exploits critical vulnerabilities to become installed on attacked servers.
"The recent availability of Trojan Vibrations products in food, drug and mass [FDM] represents a new trend.
30 December 2011 - British security solutions group G4S plc (LON:GFS) said today its Botswana unit had reached an agreement to take overA local sector firms Trojan Security Services and The Facilities Management Group (Pty) Ltd (FMG).
TROJAN Mek Ltd is fast becoming the UK's number one choice for machine relocation.
En route to a twisty finale, German writer-director Thomas Arslan keeps his audience glued to the increasingly desperate actions of Trojan (stone-faced Misel Maticevic), a thirty-something career criminal whose latest job slowly catches up with him.
GFI VIPRE ThreatNet [TM] statistics for the month of August show that GFI customers were under attack throughout the month primarily by the same Trojan horse programs that have persisted for several months.