(computing) an unauthorized program that is inserted into a computer system; when activated it interferes with the operation of the computer
Code surreptitiously inserted into an application or operating system that causes it to perform some destructive or security-compromising activity whenever specified conditions are met.
Compare back door.
noun, Computers, Electronics. 1. an arrangement of circuitry on a mass-produced microchip permitting the chip to be easily customized for a specific application. noun 1. (computing) an integrated circuit consisting of interconnected logic gates
- Logic cell
noun 1. a logic circuit forming part of a chip
noun, Computers. 1. a circuit designed to perform complex functions defined in terms of elementary functions of mathematical logic. noun 1. an electronic circuit used in computers to perform a logical operation on its two or more input signals. There are six basic circuits, the AND, NOT, NAND, OR, NOR, and exclusive OR circuits, which […]
- Logic design language
language A language for computer design. [“A System Description Language Using Parametric Text Generation”, R.H. Williams, TR 02.487, IBM San Jose, Aug 1970]. (1994-11-29)