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Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)


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#1 dev00790

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

Many vulnerabilities & exploits for commonly used software are known to Governments, but not necessarily in the public domain.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/21/meet-the-hackers-who-sell-spies-the-tools-to-crack-your-pc-and-get-paid-six-figure-fees/
http://www.vupen.com/english/research-vuln.php

IMHO the more vulnerabilities we are able to find and develop patches for, a more secure world we will live in :)

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

Nice read, thanks.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:54 AM

Ditto

Thanks for the links and the post.


As I keep stumbling further and further down this cyber-fueled rabbit hole, I continue to be amazed.


Onward,

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

Vupen has spent the time and money to stop hackers. Why large companies and governments don't do the same is the real question. If I build a better mouse trap I will not give it away but I surly will sell it.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:09 AM

well, that's where we are right now and it won't change.




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