Logical Bombs

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A logical bomb is a piece of malicious code intentionally inserted into a program that does a Bad Thing, e.g. deleting files, starting a DDOS etc. when specified conditions are met.

Usually part of a Virus but it could have also been placed into the code by a programmer on purpose.

To be considered a logic bomb, the payload should be unwanted and unknown to the user of the software. This means trial programs are not normally regarded as logical bombs.

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