Zero-day exploit

What is Zero-day exploit

A zero-day exploit refers to a security vulnerability or weakness in a software or system that is not known to the vendor or manufacturer of the software. This means that hackers or cybercriminals can take advantage of the vulnerability to launch attacks or steal data without the knowledge of the software's developers or users.

Zero-day exploits can be particularly dangerous because they can enable attackers to bypass security measures that are in place to protect against known vulnerabilities. Once the vendor or manufacturer of the software becomes aware of the vulnerability, they can work to develop a patch or update to address the issue. However, during the time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the release of the patch, attackers can potentially exploit the weakness to cause significant harm.