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Webopedia Spooky Term of the Day: Zombie

Oct 30, 2009, 10:18 (1 Talkback[s])
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"While many think the term zombie is in reference to one of the many computer games out there, a zombie is actually a bit more serious than that. In the world of UNIX, a zombie refers to a "child" program that was started by a "parent" program but then abandoned by the parent. Zombie is also used to describe a computer that has been implanted with a daemon that puts it under the control of a malicious hacker without the knowledge of the computer owner. No matter what definition you choose for the word zombie, it is still pretty scary stuff!"

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