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Trojan horsenoun [S]

uk   /ˌtrəʊ.dʒənˈhɔːs/  us   /ˌtroʊ.dʒənˈhɔːrs/
literary a ​person or thing that ​joins and ​deceives a ​group or ​organization in ​order to ​attack it from the inside: Older ​supporters have ​accused the new ​leadership of being a Trojan ​horse that will ​try to ​destroy the ​party from the inside. (also Trojan) a ​computerprogram that has been ​deliberatelydesigned to ​destroyinformation, or ​allow someone to ​steal it: It's ​easier than you ​think to ​inadvertentlydownload a ​malicious Trojan ​horse.
(Definition of Trojan horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Trojan horsenoun [C]

uk   us  
someone or something in a ​system, ​organization, etc. that at first seems to be helpful, but then causes ​harm: Critics called the 7% ​cap a Trojan horse for ​increasingtaxes on the ​workingpoor.
IT a ​type of ​software, usually downloaded from the ​internet, that seems to be an ordinary ​program but that can destroy, or ​allow someone to ​steal, ​data: Trojan horse ​program/​malware/​virus It's easier than you ​think to inadvertently ​download a ​malicious Trojan horse.
(Definition of Trojan horse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Trojan horse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 特洛伊木马, (潜藏在内部的)颠覆分子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 特洛伊木馬, (潛藏在內部的)顛覆分子…
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