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What is a Zero-Day Vulnerability and How Can It Impact Businesses?

February 09, 2020 / Cyware
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A zero-day vulnerability is a weakness within a computer network or software program that is unknown to its developers. The term ‘zero’ indicates the same-day window in which exploits often occur. Zero-day attacks come without warning. Such attacks can pose a high risk for a company or business if appropriate actions are not taken at the right time. It can even lead to loss of millions of dollars and put untold volumes of private info at risk. A zero-day vulnerability is a weakness within a computer network or software program that is unknown to the developers or parties responsible for patching the flaw. The term ‘zero’ here indicates the same-day window in which exploits often occur. For example, a global site host has released an updated version of the platform on a specific day.