The Trojan Defence: Track 1

Audio

This page was published over 11 years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy.

Did you know that by surfing the internet you can lose your privacy, your money and even your identity? Computer viruses and Trojans often arise during the investigation of computer-based crime, such as the downloading of child pornography. But what if you are innocent? Often Trojans are cited as the cause in what’s become known in legal circles as "The Trojan Defence". Ian Kennedy whose OU research forms the basis for this programme uncovers some of the artefacts examined and techniques to support or refute claims of innocence. Somehow losing your privacy doesn't seem so bad at all.

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 26 minutes
  • Updated Wednesday 18th May 2011

Track 1: The Trojan Defence

How feasible is 'The Trojan Defence', or is it just an convenient excuse for someone trying to dodge guilt



Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 The Trojan Defence How feasible is 'The Trojan Defence', or is it just an convenient excuse for someone trying to dodge guilt Play now The Trojan Defence
2 The Enemy Within Ian Kennedy takes us further into the dark underground world of computer malware and reveals the products and business models used to fund a 'hidden' economy. Play now The Enemy Within
3 Fighting Back How the Trojan Defence works as a legal defence, and the challenges computer crime raises for both prosecution and for defence. Play now Fighting Back
4 You Decide Ian Kennedy walks through an investigation that he conducted on a computer containing indecent images of children, leaving the audience to decide the what the verdict should be: guilty or not guilty. Play now You Decide