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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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This new email exploit turns that assumption on its head, undermining the security and non-repudiation of email; even for those that use SMIME or PGP for signing.
The infection chain starts with a redirection to a landing page that contains JavaScript, which then checks for vulnerable plug-ins and delivers the exploit.
Another exploit, dubbed EmeraldThread, is a remote Windows SMB exploit for Windows XP and 2003.
The person that found the vulnerability is not breaking the law by selling the vulnerability and associated exploit online.
The researchers wrote in the paer, "Although the bug exists in many versions (nearly a 1,000,000,000 devices) it was claimed impractical to exploit in -the -wild, mainly due to the implementation of exploit mitigations in newer Android versions, specifically ASLR" .
The first exploit showed rather primitive download-and-execute payload behavior but the second one tried to interact with Cisco Meeting Place Express Add-In - a special Flash plugin for co-working, in particular, for joint viewing of documents and pictures on a presenter's PC desktop.
The infinite money exploit is completely detailed and shown in a YouTube video on the (https://www.
The free tool prevents malware from exploiting the Windows Shell vulnerability and warns users when it finds a potential exploit.
The company's researchers warn that the exploit can be used in targeted attacks and advise Internet Explorer users who do not have BitDefender installed to refrain from printing webpages with the 'Print Table of Links' option enabled until a fix is released.
Exploit was in the starting gate for the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes, and although it was a short race with only three horses, the unbeaten colt's presence raised the anticipation at Santa Anita on a day ostensibly headlined by the $500,000 Strub Stakes.
Players often fail to exploit their opponents' weaknesses, or they make more serious errors themselves.