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exploits vs vulnerabilities

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Exploits vs Vulnerabilities

An exploit is a working program that takes
advantage of one or more vulnerabilities in order to
break security boundaries

A good exploit often costs a lot more to develop
than the initial cost of discovering a vulnerability

A vulnerability may be something as simple as a

memory leak or DoS

It's hard to say if a vulnerability is exploitable
without an exploit

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