The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

logic bomb

The malicious code that is inserted into a program and designed to lie dormant until a specific event occurs, such as a specific date being reached or a user typing a specific command. At this time, the logic bomb triggers, usually to destroy or modify data without the knowledge or authorization of the computer user.