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+ - Vista zero-day exploit for sale for $50,000

Submitted by dthomas731
dthomas731 (761616) writes "Computerworld has an article about a zero day exploit in vista for sale. From the article:
An online criminal has offered to sell software that exploits an unpatched bug in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating system, according to security vendor Trend Micro Inc. The code was offered for sale in an underground hacker discussion forum last month, said Raimund Genes, Trend Micro's chief technology officer. The asking price? $50,000.
What gets to me is the tone of the article, almost like it was a legitimate sale. Such as this quote from the article.
"To be honest [the price for a Vista zero day] should probably be lower, ..."
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