Camping out is a cracking technique that involves waiting for a
vulnerability to come along so that it can be exploited by the cracker. For
example, a cracker can scan all
the equipment and services exposed to the Internet,
and, for example, record all the banners and then look for vulnerabilities. The
cracker then camps out, waiting for a Zero-day
exploit to be posted to various placesÂ—at which point he or she launches
the attack against the target and gets entry into the system before the hole
can be patched.
Crackers; Cracking; Internet; Zero-Day Exploit.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website.