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logic bomb

(computing) an unauthorized program that is inserted into a computer system; when activated it interferes with the operation of the computer
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logic bomb in Technology

programming, security
Code surreptitiously inserted into an application or operating system that causes it to perform some destructive or security-compromising activity whenever specified conditions are met.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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