logic bomb

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n logic bomb a set of instructions inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied; when exploded it may delete or corrupt data, or print a spurious message, or have other harmful effects "a disgruntled employee planted a logic bomb"
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Usage

In literature:

He tackled the problem logically, considering the design of a nuclear bomb and the reasons for it.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In news:

(3) A condition that initiates the harmful effects of a logic bomb such as many viruses and worms.
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In science:

Thus, the solution of this task seems to be logically impossible: the only difference between the bombs is that one explodes and the other does not and we are asked to test a bomb without exploding it.
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