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exploit

<security> 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.

(2001-11-24)

 


Nearby terms: Expert Systems Ltd. explicit parallelism explicit type conversion exploit Exploratory Data Analysis exponent exponential
 

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