Explain how regular expressions can be weaponized in the hands of malicious actors
Topic 3 DQ 1
Regular expressions are used constantly by system administrators, system developers, and many users of technical systems. Regular expressions greatly improve our ability to interact with computers by providing a simple means of representing more complex functions and operations. Explain how regular expressions can be weaponized in the hands of malicious actors (e.g., hackers). Explain your rationale.
Topic 3 DQ 2
The term automata generally refers to a computing device that follows a predetermined sequence of operations automatically. This makes computers exceedingly useful in factory automation, electronic component production, pharmaceutical production, chemical processing, etc. Explain how a malicious actor with knowledge of automata could alter the function of the systems leading to improperly made products or even catastrophic failure. Support your rationale.