Understanding and Preventing Zero Day Threats

MalwareJust like its biological counterpart, digital DNA is so complicated it naturally contains vulnerabilities even the most dedicated engineers miss.

Hackers or cybercriminals can then access and identify those vulnerabilities in advance of the public release of an application and write programs that exploit them before they’re released. Because it can happen before a new product’s release to users (day one), it is referred to as a zero day threat.

Zero day threats are among the most insidious of all cyberthreats because most of the time you won’t see them coming – if you do, you’re already too late.

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