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exploit

(security)
A security hole or an instance of taking advantage of a security hole.

"[...] hackers say exploit. sysadmins say hole" -- Mike Emke.

Emke reports that the stress is on the second syllable. If this is true, this may be a case of hackerly zero-deriving verbs (especially instantials) from nouns, akin to "write" as a noun to describe an instance of a disk drive writing to a disk.

exploit

In computer security, an unethical or illegal attack that takes advantage of some vulnerability. See zero-day exploit and PoC exploit.
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The move will no doubt win the endorsement of the International Transport Worker's Federation (ITF), which has been campaigning against exploitive vessel operators.
And it was the two side's most experienced players, Danny Brough and Lee Briers, both making their comebacks after missing last year's European Cup, who controlled things with their dangerous and exploitive kicking games.
of exploitive labor," the President said in a statement released by the White
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Her latest target of desire is Omar, and her exploitive nature continues until she maybe goes a bit too far.
As the author states, "There is a tendency to see Natives as exploited rather than as competitive or exploitive, a view that does not recognize the reality of economic and social relationships with neighbours.
Will capitalism ever change its exploitive and oppressive nature?
Girls are bombarded every day by disrespectful, exploitive media that can make them feel confused and powerless.
But on the negative side they are exploitive, deviant, calculative, and secretive.
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It's sad, not only for the environment on Prince Edward Island but for those far-away countries where aluminum is mined under exploitive conditions," Green Party leader Sharon Labchuk said.
Doing so unquestionably amounted to abusive and exploitive conduct and was a very serious breach of trust.