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Beware of the Trojans!

Beware of geeks bearing gifts -- thats the message from security vendor Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), which this morning released its latest Internet Security Threat Report (see Symantec Reports on Internet Security).

The report reveals that attackers are becoming increasingly devious in their attempts to get hold of your data and Trojan horses, in particular, are causing data center managers to reach for the Advil. And Benzodiazepines.

This is scary stuff. Trojan horses, like the wooden horse in Homer’s Odyssey, appear harmless enough but carry malicious code capable of causing mayhem throughout your systems.

More worryingly still, one IT manager that NDCF contacted says there are relatively few technologies on the market to protect against these types of attack.

”There are solutions out there, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of them,” says Harry Schuessler, network manager at Woodbury, N.Y.-based Overseas Military Car Sales.

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