Meaning of logic bomb in English:

logic bomb

Pronunciation

noun

Computing
  • A set of instructions secretly incorporated into a program so that if a particular condition is satisfied they will be carried out, usually with harmful effects.

    ‘That can mean stealing information, destroying files, or virtually shutting down an entire company through the use of a Trojan horse or logic bomb.’
    • ‘In addition, in cases where a virus contains a time or logic bomb, sandboxing is rarely successful.’
    • ‘Worm attacks, domain-name high-jacking, logic bombs, mail bombs and Trojan horses have all been utilized by hackers, but now denial-of-service attacks are gnawing away at the Internet's soft underbelly.’
    • ‘Additionally, it would urge vendors to maintain a secure development environment, and to probe their products for backdoors and logic bombs before shipping.’
    • ‘Computer crimes, such as embezzlement or planting of logic bombs, are normally committed by trusted personnel who have permission to use the computer system.’