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NewsBuild 2012 - all the keynotes and sessions PinstaffTerrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 7:03 
NewsCrappy Computers PinstaffTerrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 7:03 
GeneralRe: Crappy Computers PinmemberGeekForChrist4-Nov-12 7:29 
GeneralRe: Crappy Computers PinmemberMehGerbil6-Nov-12 5:29 
NewsThe slow decline of PCs and the fast rise of Smartphones/Tablets was predicted in 1993 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 7:02 
NewsFor sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberatbennett2-Nov-12 3:22 
RantRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability PinmemberGeekForChrist2-Nov-12 10:46 
QuestionRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberenhzflep5-Nov-12 19:42 
Why not? What's to understand?
 
No, seriously - if this response has the appearance of someone that is trolling, I apologise for my inability to better choose my words.
 
Microsoft, Adobe [insert Corp name here] releases a product with proveable, re-producable errors in it. These flaws, and the understanding of how to exploit/avoid them are precious commodities - both for black-hat and white-hat types.
 
In computing, as in entertainment - it is the size of the market that dictates something/someone's monetary value. That's why national sports-stars and performing music artists can command so much money for a single performance, that's why the value of such an exploit is so high - the affected market is _huge_
 
If MS aren't prepared to throw a couple of drops in the ocean (that is the cost of development) to protect it, why not sell it to somebody that does value it?
 
You do realize I hope, that both the Stuxnet and the Flame virii made use of unpublished exploits. Exploits that then helped to offer access to the nuclear-enrichment control systems that Iran runs.
 
Do you wonder how the writers of these virii, or the finders of the exploits that facilitated their activities live with themselves?
 
I really am very curious as to just where you're coming from. Smile | :)
Make it work. Then do it better - Andrei Straut

AnswerRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability PinmemberMehGerbil6-Nov-12 2:32 
AnswerRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability [modified] Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 3:22 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability PinmemberMehGerbil6-Nov-12 4:53 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 13:22 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmembervaderjm6-Nov-12 4:53 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberjschell6-Nov-12 9:09 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability [modified] Pinmembervaderjm6-Nov-12 9:41 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 13:00 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmembervaderjm6-Nov-12 13:23 
Joketl;dr Pinmemberjherch6-Nov-12 5:53 
GeneralRe: tl;dr Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 13:06 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability PinmemberIdaho Edokpayi6-Nov-12 16:57 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 17:24 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberjschell6-Nov-12 9:04 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 13:08 
AnswerRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability PinmemberGeekForChrist6-Nov-12 10:43 
GeneralRe: For sale: A new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability Pinmemberenhzflep6-Nov-12 12:49 

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