A Wabbit, Rabbit or Computer Bacterium is a type of self-replicating computer program. Unlike viruses, wabbits do not infect host programs or documents. Unlike worms, wabbits do not use network capabilities of computers to spread. Instead, a wabbit repeatedly replicates itself on a local computer. Wabbits can be programmed to have (malicious) side effects.

[1] An example of a wabbit is a fork bomb.

See also

  1. Wabbit in the Jargon File (The Hackers Dictionary)
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