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.
Words nearby exploit
Origin of exploit2
OTHER WORDS FROM exploit
Example sentences from the Web for exploiting
In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exploiting his role as a medical professional, he passes fiction off as fact and trades knowledge for fear.
The money his paintings have brought in has helped support his family, so a case for exploiting the child could be made.
But there is actually something more irksome than exploiting cancer for profits.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon|Emily Shire|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most security experts believe individual accounts were hacked, by exploiting password resets, rather than the Apple cloud itself.Downton Star Jessica Brown Findlay Is Latest Sex Tape Hacking Victim|Tom Sykes|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We had scrupulously refrained from exploiting her in our own interests.Essays in Liberalism|Various
I have seen as many as three at once exploiting the unfortunate female.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
We go on exploiting that talent year after year, as I have done.Mark Twain's Speeches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This Alfred Boucher believed he was exploiting Savarus, whereas the contrary was the case.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The extent to which employers are exploiting the public is realized vaguely, if at all.The Itching Palm|William R Scott