Ever wonder how cybercriminals are able to bypass corporate firewalls and all those anti-virus anti-malware “solutions” that just don’t seem to be as effective as they used to? Zero-days are computer programs that the cybercriminal runs on a victim’s computer that takes advantage of bugs [flaws] in programs on the user’s computer. A story on localtechwire describes the thriving black market for zero-days. The article quotes Ken Silva, chief technology officer of VeriSign Inc., that zero-days are so valuable that they can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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