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Meaning of EXPLOIT

Pronunciation:  [n]'eksployt, [v]ik'sployt

 
Matching Terms:  exploitation, exploitative, exploitatory, exploited, exploiter, exploitive, exploiture

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 Definition: 

A security hole or an instance of taking advantage of a security hole.

"[...] hackers say exploit. sysadmins say hole" -- mike emke

Emke reports that the stress is on the second syllable. If this is true, this may be a case of hackerly zero-deriving verbs (especially instantials) from nouns, akin to "write" as a noun to describe an instance of a disk drive writing to a disk.

 
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