What is a Zero-Day Exploit?
A Zero-Day Exploit is a type of computer bug that is unknown to the software vendor.
A zero-day exploit is malicious software that exploits a vulnerability on the day it is made public. This means that users are unaware of the vulnerability and its potential risks. Zero-day exploits are used frequently in cyberattacks, with many causing major security breaches. There are various methods to protect against zero-day exploits, including antivirus software, firewalls, and more.
Methods of Prevention
- Limit access to critical systems
- Perform regular backups
- Install and configure firewalls
- Install patches
- Run antimalware and antivirus programs
- Use IPS systems to monitor for attacks and the symptoms of compromise