Understanding Zero-Day Vulnerabilities & Attacks

Understanding Zero-Day Vulnerabilities & AttacksIn computer science, a vulnerability is considered to be a zero-day vulnerability if it’s unknown to all parties interested in patching it, such as:

  • The team maintaining the project
  • The users of the project
  • Vulnerability researchers

Vulnerability researchers are the good guys – people who won’t take advantage of the vulnerability for their own gain and who will exercise responsible disclosure.

Let’s illustrate this concept with a small example.

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