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  • zero-day vulnerability

    A zero-day vulnerability is a flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is exploited as soon as or before it becomes generally known to the public. 

  • attack vector

    An attack vector is a path or means by which a hacker (or cracker) can gain access to a computer or network server in order to deliver a payload or malicious outcome. 

  • zero-day exploit

    A zero-day exploit is one that takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes generally known...(Continued) 

  • Patch Tuesday

    Patch Tuesday, also known as Black Tuesday, is the second Tuesday of each month, when Microsoft releases the newest fixes for its Windows operating system and related software applications. 

  • back door

    A back door is a means of access to a computer program that bypasses security mechanisms. 

  • ethical worm

    An ethical worm is a program that automates network-based distribution of security patches for known vulnerabilities. 

About Security patch management and Windows Patch Tuesday news

Patch management can be a full-time job by itself. Get advice on how to install a patch, patch deployment, tools, and policy. Also learn how to protect systems, such as Microsoft Windows, from flaws and vulnerabilities with the latest Patch Tuesday updates and fixes.