Find the definition of the most commonly used cyber security terms in our glossary below.

What is Exploit in cyber security?

A method used to take advantage of a vulnerability.

An exploit is a piece of code or a method used by attackers to take advantage of a vulnerability in a system, application, or network. Exploits can be used to gain unauthorized access, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service. Exploits are often part of a larger attack, such as malware distribution or data breaches. Regularly updating and patching systems, as well as conducting security audits, can help protect against exploits by addressing known vulnerabilities.