Zero Day Attack Discovery

A zero-day attack is created when someone finds a previously undiscovered security vulnerability in a piece of software and writes an exploit for it. For a time, this person is the only one in the world who knows about the vulnerability, and he or she has a choice: to refrain from using the exploit and notify the software vendor so that it can make a fix, or to use the exploit for personal gain and not notify anyone. The latter choice is obviously the one that poses the biggest threat to users of the software, and zero-day exploits are increasingly found by both black and white hat hackers.

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