What Is a Security Patch?

February 12, 2024

A security patch (or a software patch) is a corrective update released by software vendors to fix vulnerabilities in their products. These patches address errors or flaws in the software code that could be exploited by cyber attackers to compromise the system or data security. They are developed in response to vulnerabilities identified by security researchers or through the discovery of weaknesses exploited by malicious actors.

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