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Want to make a quick buck? Try selling future XP patches on the black market

26
Apr
2014

Microsoft ended general support for Windows XP earlier this month and now anyone who wants to get continued patches has to fork over extra cash to Microsoft. However, Computerworld’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols points out that individuals and companies who don’t want to pay Microsoft full price for additional support will likely have another option to keep their Windows XP machines safe from viruses: The black market. “Even at the bargain basement price of $25, many large companies can’t afford Custom Support,” Vaughan-Nichols writes. “But plenty of them are in need of it… And we know what happens when you have something that’s in short supply and with limited access with a large potential market, right? We’re going to see a black market

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