What is an Exploit?

An Exploit is the door through which a hacker gains access to your computer or network. It takes advantage of a vulnerability in a specific application to deliver malware and cause damage to your organization. The exploit door is typically closed when the vulnerability is patched.

How to Recognize This Threat: News related to application vulnerabilities should be regularly monitored, as hackers are doing the same. Developers will release patches typically as soon as they become aware of these vulnerabilities.

How to Prevent This Threat: Ensure you update your software applications and operating system every time updates are pushed out to ensure you have the least vulnerable versions with the latest patches. And of course, make sure your network is protected if a hacker comes calling with a firewall combined with an active security services subscription. See your options from the top brands in network security.