logic bomb
noun Date: 1978 a computer program often hidden within another seemingly innocuous program that is designed to perform usually malicious actions (as deleting files) when certain conditions have been met

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  • Logic Bomb —   [engl.], logische Bombe …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • logic bomb —    A sabotage attack on a system timed to go off at some time in the future; essentially a Trojan Horse with a fuse.    A logic bomb goes off at a certain time or when triggered by a certain event and then performs some operation. It might… …   Dictionary of networking

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  • logic bomb — noun A piece of code intentionally inserted into a software system that will set off a malicious function when specified conditions are met …   Wiktionary

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  • logic bomb — This is part of a software program that will do something malicious. For example, the author of a BBS program might have the program set up so that if he enters his initials in a certain point while the program is running, it will destroy the… …   Dictionary of telecommunications

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