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Aug 2 2018   9:30PM GMT

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Zero-day is a flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is unknown to the party responsible for patching or otherwise fixing the flaw. Continued…

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“Zero-day vulnerabilities are presumably unknown by the software creator, so there is no way to patch the software to defend against the vulnerability.” – Russ White

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