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Logic Bomb

A Logic Bomb (sometimes also called a time-bomb) is a type of malicious code that, once installed, will remain inactive in a computer until programmer-specified conditions are met (possibly a specific time). Once those conditions are met, the logic bomb "detonates," meaning its primary function is triggered. That function may be crashing the system, deleting files, or simple replication. Viruses and worms will often contain logic bombs that trigger at times or under conditions that are most advantageous to the purpose of the virus or worm.(1)

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1 : C. E. Landwehr et al. "A Taxonomy of Computer Program Security Flaws, with Examples" DTIC Document, Naval Research Laboratory, 1994.


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