A program that modifies other programs or databases in unauthorised ways; especially one that propagates a virus or Trojan horse.

See also: worm, mockingbird. The analogy, of course, is with phage viruses in biology.

(01 Jul 2002)

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A synonym for bacteriophage.

Origin: L. Phagedaena, Gr Phago, To eat.

(20 Jun 2000)

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