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Windows 10 zero day selling for $90,000

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Re: Richest company in the world

Why doesn't Microsoft secretly "buy" this so they know what to patch, then release a patch before someone else releases a live exploit into the wild?

Because then every halfwit in the Universe will want to sell them bugs (at present they get them for free).

That is problematic for two reasons:

- there are an awful lot of halfwits in the world;

- it is Windows. No shortage of bugs there;

- it means spending money rather than earning, and no member of MS board can ever be caught doing that without the Universe collapsing in itself.

I have may exaggerated slightly in places, but I think this just about covers it.

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