Talk:Logic bomb

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Article listed on WP:VFD Jul 8 to Jul 15 2004, consensus was to keep. Discussion:

  • Keep, and move to cleanup it should be expanded not deleted. theresa knott 19:48, 8 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, an important phenomenon that deserves an article and is a beneficial stub. Cutler 13:50, Jul 9, 2004 (UTC)
  • Unsure - I see nothing to keep in the current article and no way to expand it from its original direction. However, fall-through code logic that fails to meet any condition and passes through all checkes without an "otherwise" clause creates unexpected errors that are sometimes referred to as "logic bombs". - Tεxτurε 18:22, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • Neither FOLDOC nor the Jargon File mentions this use of the word (though it seems reasonable). Do you have any references? I have personally not heard it used in that context. 213.65.52.122 15:51, 13 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep - can easily be expanded, and already has links to it. Rls 21:36, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • I waited until the end of the VfD period before voting, because I was convinced that a science fiction fan or programmer would improve it. The idea of logic bombs is common enough in "cyberthrillers," and I think it's possible to make them. As it is an unrepentant dictdef, I vote delete weakly. Geogre 03:56, 13 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • I don't understand why it was listed here in the first place...It may be a dicdef, but it was a good one and could be useful to encyclopedia readers. Anyway, I have now expanded it and I don't think anyone would suggest deleting it any more. Keep. David Remahl 08:30, 13 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • Much improved. Don't quite get the distinction between it and viruses, but it is much improved, and I vote keep now. Geogre 13:49, 13 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • You guys of wiki, please add some more information coz there is no origin or a longer history. Do it please!Neffyring 10:26, 2 October 2007 (UTC)neffryringNeffyring 10:26, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

End discussion

A virus replicates, a logic bomb does not. Although many may viruses carry logic bombs within them. Ld 21:45, 15 Jul 2004 (UTC)

worms and viruses being software[edit]

"Software that is inherently malicious, such as viruses and worms"

Viruses are not software - they attach themselves to files

Non all viruses do it, most of them just are files. However, the definition "software" means any type of data, no matter if in a specific file or as an attachment or in other forms --Sumail (talk) 20:09, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

hi —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.80.62.225 (talk) 22:54, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Attempted logic bombs[edit]

Was the "logic bomb" in Jurrasic Park actually a logic bomb? As Nedry activated it manually via a timer it would appear to be just a specific program that he wrote and activated, rather than a hidden program that activated when specified conditions were met. Cpl Syx [talk] 09:49, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Dig Deeper[edit]

Drop all referances to FICTION.

Include "FIRMWARE" as well. Golf War I com links.

Harold —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.214.31.132 (talk) 18:01, 6 June 2010 (UTC)