vulnerability

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EtymologyEdit

From vulnerable +‎ -ability

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌvʌlnəɹəˈbɪlɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪti
  • Hyphenation: vul‧ner‧a‧bil‧i‧ty

NounEdit

vulnerability (countable and uncountable, plural vulnerabilities)

  1. (uncountable) Susceptibility to attack or injury; the state or condition of being weak or poorly defended.
    The country recognized their defence vulnerability after an airplane landed in front of the central square without any consequences.
  2. (countable) a specific weakness in the protections or defences surrounding someone or something.
  3. (computing) a weakness which allows an attacker to reduce a system's security

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