What is a zero-day exploit?
A zero-day exploit is an exploit that takes advantage of a publicly disclosed or undisclosed vulnerability prior to vendor acknowledgment or patch release. These exploits pose a much higher risk to vulnerable systems as cybercriminals usually take advantage of these for their purposes.Related terms : Exploit, vulnerability, Zero-day vulnerability
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