verb (used with object)
noun Digital Technology.
- a flaw in hardware or software that is vulnerable to hacking or other cyberattacks.
- a piece of software that takes advantage of such a flaw to compromise a computer system or network.
Origin of exploit2
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Example sentences from the Web for exploited
He exploited a physique that most would try desperately to diminish.
Maybe--but he exploited his profile as effectively as any pinup.
Better than anyone though, Murdoch saw and exploited the emotional needs satisfied by the pursuit of celebrity.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Superman is America in that he was created by hard-working, exploited immigrants.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero|Rich Goldstein|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Natural gas has been exploited in the province since the 1970s, initially by a Soviet energy project.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides, you may become the plaything of advocates,” added Mashko, “and be exploited without limit.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
There is still a mine of such material to be exploited by all who care to study the vernacular.Alone|Norman Douglas
Out of these three discoveries has sprung the latest phase of wireless telegraphy, as exploited by Signor Marconi.The Romance of Modern Invention|Archibald Williams
All the methods by which the cunning scoundrel could escape justice are exploited.The Thirteenth|James J. Walsh
The pine-forests are also just beginning to be exploited, and one or two successful lumber enterprises have been started.Salvador of the Twentieth Century|Percy F. Martin