Trojan Horse Update

Trojan Horse Update August 17, 2011

Doug Chaplin informed us that his blog Clayboy is closing down and he is moving elsewhere. He started things up on his new blog, journeys in a stranger land, by offering this punny reworking of a classic cautionary tale:

The modern day Mycenaean cyber-warriors devised a cunning plan to get into Troy. They sent the Trojans an email with a website address linked from the words “You’ll love this great plan to get rid of the Greeks”. When King Priam logged on, a lovely simple cartoon animation of a wooden horse began playing in the web browser. Unknown to Priam, as the cartoon played, a deadly virus was taking down Troy’s online defences and overriding all the security systems, CCTV and time locks on the city gates.

Before he died the priest Laocoon – picking up this activity on his smartphone – bewailed the fact that no-one listened to him.

He had distinctly warned the king to beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.

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