logic bomb(redirected from Malicious logic)
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A computer virus that remains hidden until it is triggered when certain specific conditions are met.
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(Computer Science) computing an unauthorized program that is inserted into a computer system; when activated it interferes with the operation of the computer
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an illegal computer program intended to do damage locally under certain circumstances.
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|Noun||1.||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
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