Vulnerable vs. Exploitable: Why These are Different & Why it Matters

Pop quiz: What’s the difference between vulnerable and exploitable?
As we’ve written before, a vulnerability is a weakness in a software system. And an exploit is an attack that leverages that vulnerability. So while vulnerable means there is theoretically a way to exploit something (i.e., a…

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Pop quiz: What’s the difference between vulnerable and exploitable?
As we’ve written before, a vulnerability is a weakness in a software system. And an exploit is an attack that leverages that vulnerability. So while vulnerable means there is theoretically a way to exploit something (i.e., a…

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