logic bomb


Definition of logic bomb

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

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Your Content is not technically harmful (including, without limitation, viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software, harmful data or conduct). Harper's BAZAAR, "Reader Submission Terms and Community Guidelines," 13 Jan. 2015

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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