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vandal

A program that performs a clandestine or malicious function such as extracting a user's password or other data or erasing the hard disk. A vandal differs from a virus, which attaches itself to an existing executable program. The vandal is the full executing entity itself which can be downloaded from the Internet in the form of an ActiveX control, Java applet, browser plug-in or e-mail attachment. See virus.
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As Vandal states, "whites killed blacks not simply through personal quarrels between individuals but as members of a group and as a means of social control" (p.
Genetix Alert's press release called the action "nonviolent," though the vandals themselves used the term smash, which has a rather violent sound to it.
Their presence has been successful in deterring would-be vandals from entering the Blyton Avenue premises, bringing about a dramatic reduction in incidents.
The reward covers information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal.
The heartless vandal sawed off the head of the life-size statue in an attack at St Mary's Parish Church in Mallow, Co Cork.
MELTHAM: April 9 - thief steals rear number plate from Toyota Yaris, suspect identified; April 11 - vandal smashes glass in front door; thief forces open LDV van and steals hammer drill; attempt to force entry to Fiat Scudo; vandal damages staff doorbell and advertising board at Morrisons; vandal damages garden ornaments and places them in neighbouring garden; thief steals plant pots from garden.
Last June a separate vandal gouged words into the bull's nose and also along its back in what has been the worst attack so far.
This month Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) commemorates its one-year anniversary of executing the MQM-8 VANDAL target launch services contract for the United States Navy Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Informally, they will say that the average vandal is an urban male in his late teens or early 20s, that most major acts occur in remote locations at night, and that drinking is usually involved.
Vandal injected expanding foam into vehicle exhaust and brake discs causing serious damage.