• (noun) enPR: ĕks'ploit, IPA: /ˈɛksplɔɪt/
  • (verb) enPR: ĭksploit', IPA: /ɪksˈplɔɪt/

exploit (plural exploits)

  1. A heroic or extraordinary deed.
  2. An achievement.
    The first trek to the summit of Mount Everest was a stunning exploit.
  3. (computing) A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software.
    • 2004, Rob Shein, Zero-Day Exploit: Countdown to Darkness, Syngress (ISBN 9780080543925), page xxi ↗:
      One of the more publicized cases that involved a zero-day exploit concerned the compromise of some U.S. military web servers. The attack involved exploiting a buffer overflow vulnerability in a core Windows component; […]
    • 2015, Joxean Koret, ‎Elias Bachaalany, The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook (page 148)
      For example, you can create PE files that are valid PDF exploits or valid ZIP files, valid JPG files, and so on.
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  • French: exploit
  • German: Exploit
  • Portuguese: exploit
  • Spanish: exploit

exploit (exploits, present participle exploiting; past and past participle exploited)

  1. (transitive) To use for one’s own advantage.
    Synonyms: take advantage of, use
  2. (transitive) To forcibly deprive someone of something to which she or he has a natural right.
    Materialistic monsters who exploit "kind" folks will not have good outcomes, no matter how much comforts were ill-gained.

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