logic bomb

Definitions of logic bomb
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: slag code
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    type of:
    malevolent program, malware
    a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
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