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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.
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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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During that time, the prosecution argued, the girl had been taken to exploiters in places as far as Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kumarakom and Thiruvalla.
General characteristics of the exploiters Age (Mean [+ or -] SD) (years) 31 [+ or -] 12 n=89 % Gender Male 77 86.5 Female 12 13.5 Alcohol-drug addiction 15 16.8 Presence of violence between 32 36 the parents in the family Previous history of abuse 35 9.3 Exploiter Father 30 33.7 Foreigner 28 31.5 Relative 9 10.1 Mother 6 6.7 Partner or boyfriend 4 4.5 of the mother Baby sitter 3 3.4 Stepmother 1 1.1 Stepfather 1 1.1 Sibling 5 5.6 Table 4.
Opening celebrations have been attended by secretary of GPC, chiefs of councils of companies, managers of mediation companies and a lot of exploiters. Responsible in the market have brought up a
Consistent with Knott's (2002) perspective, we conceptualize explorer and exploiter as independent constructs and have developed two four-item scales to measure individual's perceptions of the knowledge strategy constructs known as exploration and exploitation.
The government made advances in legislative reforms that protect children from sex trafficking while punishing their exploiters and took steps to punish foreign tourists who allegedly exploited children in Madagascar.
Anglers are the least exploiters with 86% coarse anglers returning every fish alive back to the water, with a small number of the salmon and trout anglers doing the same.
This author, who began his working life as an architect, has over more than thirty years built up an enviable reputation as an advocate for poor communities on a global scale, insisting that they can change their circumstances and prospects by a series of small steps starting from where they are, rather than from externally-imposed programmes that benefit their local exploiters, but not the people at the bottom of the heap.
(3) Laderman concludes that Mitford's "analysis was simply, finally, dead wrong," because funeral directors were not greedy exploiters of grief since "most Americans wanted the services they offered." (pp.
The artist's trick of exploiting the exploiters is neatly turned and conceptually satisfying here, but his ongoing series of portraits of residents of Galesburg in central Illinois ("Galesburg," 1994-), raises the question of exploitation in a less comfortable context.
Did they prefer facing the Hun than working for the exploiters they and there forefathers had suffered under for centuries?
According to the EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner, organized crime and possibly terrorist groups are seemingly the main exploiters of pirated products.
We cannot continue to excuse those who seek to exploit the constant, public denigration of African Americans, even when--no, especially when--the exploiters happen to look like us.