The good news is that most exploit software can only take advantage of a specific vulnerability in your operating system. The danger of exploit software is still there, but it is much easier to fix if it is limited to one specific vulnerability. If your operating system does have a vulnerability, most of the time it can be fixed with a patch. A patch is a code that is added to your operating system that fills in wholes that may have been missed when the system first came out. So in a nut shell, a patch is just a quick fix to a small vulnerability in your system. Of course, the term patch can also be used when talking about video games, software, and other programs. It does not just refer to operating systems. If you have a windows operating system, then Microsoft will send you patches in the form of up dates for your computer. Just like your virus protection system, it is good to always keep your programs up to date. This goes for any type of software or program you use. If you do not follow these helpful tips, then you are leaving yourself open for the danger of exploit software to come in and take control over your whole system. Believe me when I say that you do not want a hacker to have a back door into your computer. If you do not want your information to fall into the wrong hands, then keep your stuff up to date.
The good news is that the danger of exploit software is not as great as other malware programs. This is because the top hackers usually do not share their exploit software with other hackers. This means that there is less exploit software out there than other viruses. This is because the big time hackers do not want the wanna-be hackers to take credit for their software. Hackers that do that are usually nicknamed script kiddies because they are like the little kids of hackers, trying to take other peoples hard earn work. Of course, I think the whole thing is funny, because the big time hackers are using their software to take information for other people. So in a way, they are no different then the script kiddies that they hate so much. Either way you look at it, just keep your computer up to date, and you should have nothing to worry about.