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ex·ploit

 (ĕk′sploit′, ĭk-sploit′)
n.
1. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one. See Synonyms at feat1.
2. Computers A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
tr.v. (ĭk-sploit′, ĕk′sploit′) ex·ploit·ed, ex·ploit·ing, ex·ploits
1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage: exploit one's talents.
2. To make use of selfishly or unethically: a corporation that exploited peasant labor.

[Middle English, from Old French esploit, from Latin explicitum, neuter past participle of explicāre, to unfold; see explicate.]

ex·ploit′a·bil′i·ty n.
ex·ploit′a·ble adj.
ex·ploit′a·tive, ex·ploit′ive adj.
ex·ploit′a·tive·ly, ex·ploit′ive·ly adv.
ex·ploit′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exploited - developed or used to greatest advantage
unexploited, undeveloped - undeveloped or unused; "vast unexploited (or undeveloped) natural resources"; "taxes on undeveloped lots are low"
2.exploited - of personsexploited - of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"
misused - used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose; "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"
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For thus speaketh justice unto ME: 'Men are not equal.'" He sees precisely in this inequality a purpose to be served, a condition to be exploited. "Every elevation of the type 'man,'" he writes in "Beyond Good and Evil", "has hitherto been the work of an aristocratic society--and so will it always be--a society believing in a long scale of gradations of rank and differences of worth among human beings."
At the end of July, Project Zero revealed six zero-interaction security bugs that could be exploited through iMessage, only five of which Apple had managed to patch by the time the Google team revealed them.
Once exploited, the vulnerabilities can move and penetrate even without user authentication.
Summary: California [USA], June 22 (ANI): Mozilla has released another update to fix a second zero-day vulnerability in its Firefox browser that was being exploited in the wild.
It was exploited by an unidentified criminal group in an attempt to gain full control over a targeted device.
Summary: Kaspersky Lab technologies have automatically detected a new exploited vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows OS kernel, the third consecutive zero-day exploit to be discovered in three months.
Dr Mahathir had last week said Malaysia had a lot of coal resources in Sabah and Sarawak, which could be exploited to generate power.
The interfaces for these devices are also being exploited as modified web browsers to expand the vulnerabilities and exploit vectors on them.
The bill would reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and continue the fight against child abduction and exploitation.
"While the use of these Web technologies has made email more visually attractive and dynamic relative to its purely text-based predecessor, this has also introduced an exploitable attack vector for email." To date, Mimecast has not seen ROPEMAKER being exploited in the wild.
The tools are now actively being exploited "in the wild" by cyber criminals.
If exploited, the vulnerability allows attackers to upgrade any Windows user level account to an administrator account, giving them access to install malicious software, gain access to other machines, change user settings and an array of other potentially damaging acts.