Index for glossary L
Least Privilege Principle
Least privilege principle is a concept in internal control that includes restricting a user's access (e.g. to data files, to processing capability, or to peripherals) or type of access (e.g. read, write, execute, delete) to the minimum necessary to perform his or her duties.
A piece of code left within a computing system with the intent of it executing when some condition occurs. The logic bomb could be triggered by a change in a file, by a particular input sequence to the program, or at a particular time or date. Logic bombs get their name from malicious actions that they can take when triggered.