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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When the Soviets installed the ICS, they were unaware that it now had an embedded logic bomb and the timer was set.
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[degrees] Logic bomb - Malicious code left behind in an application that 'goes off' at a set time, for example, by deleting valuable files.
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