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The average price on the black market for a Windows XP exploit is $50,000 to $150,000, a relatively low price...

XP's retirement will be hacker heaven

 

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"The average price on the black market for a Windows XP exploit is $50,000 to $150,000, a relatively low price that reflects Microsoft's response," said Fossen. When a new vulnerability -- dubbed a "zero-day" -- is spotted in the wild, Microsoft investigates, pulls together a patch and releases it to XP users.

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