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What Is Logic Bomb Malware and How Can You Prevent It?

A logic bomb attack can delete data or send it to a malicious hacker. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent logic bombs.

Logic Bomb
Most cyber-attacks have an immediate malicious impact on your computer. For example, if you unknowingly download ransomware in an email attachment, it will typically lock your files immediately. However, logic bombs attack differently. A logic bomb is malicious code that remains concealed until triggered by a certain action.

The downside of a logic bomb is that you’re unaware that it’s planted and you don’t know when it’ll explode. We’ll take you through how a logic bomb works and how you can protect yourself from it

What Is a Logic Bomb?

A logic bomb—also known as slag code—is a piece of malicious code that hackers insert into a computer network, software program, or digital device. This code lies dormant until triggered by a certain condition. When the bomb is triggered, it “explodes” and wreaks havoc on your computer system. What makes it more dangerous is that it can detonate repeatedly before you notice it.

Usually, logic bombs are set to detonate on a particular date. These types of logic bombs are often referred to as time bombs. Other types of logic bombs are triggered when you open a certain file or type in a specific command on your PC. Usually, logic bombs are installed by someone with high-level access, such as a systems administrator.

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