logic bomb

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 files on the BBS.

Dictionary of telecommunications. . 2000.

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  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • logic bomb — ● ►en loc. f. ►SECU Voir bombe logique …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone


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