Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Dec 2006 23:37 UTC
Windows Underground hackers are hawking zero-day exploits for Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system at USD 50000 a pop, according to computer security researchers at Trend Micro. The Windows Vista exploit - which has not been independently verified - was just one of many zero-days available for sale at an auction-style marketplace infiltrated by the Tokyo-based anti-virus vendor.
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The fact that Vista has security flaws is not really the point of this article (I mean let's be honest, this is software, of course it will have some flaws.)

The point is how much money the information about these flaws can make in the black market. I thought that was pretty crazy. Plus regardless of what piece of software or OS is being targeted, it is just plain evil to be selling it like that.

Plus reading about all the stolen financial info for sale was pretty infuriating.

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