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How are Critical Security Flaws Found?

Written By Michael Ferrara

Created on 2023-01-10 10:32

Published on 2023-01-26 14:48

In the movie The Imitation Game, the goal was to break an unbreakable Nazi code by creating a machine that would eventually break every transmitted message, every day, instantly.

Many people want to break security measures for a variety of reasons, including for financial gain, to gain access to sensitive information, disrupt a system, or out of curiosity. The motivations for attempting to break security can vary significantly and can be personal, political, or criminal in nature. Some people may have a genuine interest in exploring the limits of a system's security, while others may be driven by malicious intent to cause harm or gain access to sensitive information. In either case, understanding the motivations behind cybersecurity breaches can help organizations better protect their networks and data.

Detecting Critical Security Flaws

There are several ways that critical security flaws can be found:

Regardless of how the vulnerabilities are found, it's important that they are reported responsibly to the parties responsible for the affected systems so that additional measures can be taken before bad actors can find and exploit them.

Finally, it’s important to stay up-to-date on security threats and use a comprehensive security strategy to protect data. This should include regularly patching systems, using strong passwords, and enforcing other security best practices. By following these steps, one can ensure their system is safe from security flaws.


Studies reveal that approximately 26% of companies such as WordPress, Zoom, TikTok, and others seemingly ignore security flaws because they simply don't have the time to fix them. By the time they have been in production for five years, nearly 70% of most applications on the market contain at least one security flaw.

The power to protect and secure data is a valuable asset, and, cybersecurity analysts have the capability to use that power to benefit each other, their companies, and the world.

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Tech Topics is a newsletter with a focus on contemporary challenges and innovations in the workplace and the broader world of technology. Produced by Boston-based Conceptual Technology (, the articles explore various aspects of professional life, including workplace dynamics, evolving technological trends, job satisfaction, diversity and discrimination issues, and cybersecurity challenges. These themes reflect a keen interest in understanding and navigating the complexities of modern work environments and the ever-changing landscape of technology.

Tech Topics offers a multi-faceted view of the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of technology, work, and life. It prompts readers to think critically about how they interact with technology, both as professionals and as individuals. The publication encourages a holistic approach to understanding these challenges, emphasizing the need for balance, inclusivity, and sustainability in our rapidly changing world. As we navigate this landscape, the insights provided by these articles can serve as valuable guides in our quest to harmonize technology with the human experience.