logic bomb

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logic bomb

n.
A computer virus that remains hidden until it is triggered when certain specific conditions are met.

logic bomb

n
(Computer Science) computing an unauthorized program that is inserted into a computer system; when activated it interferes with the operation of the computer

log′ic bomb`


n.
an illegal computer program intended to do damage locally under certain circumstances.
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Noun1.logic bomb - a set of instructions inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied; when exploded it may delete or corrupt data, or print a spurious message, or have other harmful effects; "a disgruntled employee planted a logic bomb"
malevolent program - a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
Translations
bombe programmée
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While attackers generated some of this malware from scratch, in many cases, they infected users by inserting malicious logic into existing legitimate applications.
Home use of the antivirus products will not only protect personal computers at home, but will also potentially lessen the threat of employees bringing malicious logic into work and compromising DOD networks.
Systems become vulnerable to malicious logic when they are placed in an environment that allows an attacker access.