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Imagine if you forgot to lock your front door. And now imagine that news of your forgetfulness got into the hands of local criminals. If so, the odds of your being a crime victim got a lot more likely.

Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News)

That’s what happens if you have unpatched software that is vulnerable to a “zero day attack.”  That’s when hackers know about a flaw and exploit it before developers have a chance to fix it. Zero day refers to the fact that there are no days left to fix the flaw before a potential attack.


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