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Windows Bounty Program Offers Up to $250K Per Bug
« on: August 01, 2017, 12:45:13 PM »
Bug bounty programs are a very efficient way of getting the wider security community involved in helping to protect a piece of software. In return for spending time trying to break through the security of any given system, you can earn some cash and a little bit of fame.

This week, Microsoft announced the Windows Bounty Program, challenging "friends, hackers, and researchers" to break into any and all parts of Windows 10 and Windows Server.

Microsoft isn't new to the bug bounty game. Mitigation Bypass Bounty and Bounty for Defense programs have been running since 2013, and a Microsoft Edge bounty has been in place since August 2016. The latest bounties are really more of an expansion of what's already in place and includes the Windows Insider Preview, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Rewards range anywhere from $500 right up to $250,000 for the most serious Hyper-V bugs. Hyper-V is Microsoft's solution for running virtual machines and helps power the Azure cloud computing service, so you can see why Microsoft would like to identify and fix any vulnerabilities there quickly. In order to earn $250,000 you need to identify a vulnerability that qualifies as Remote Code Execution, Information Disclosure, or a Denial of Service.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355203/windows-bounty-program-offers-up-to-250k-per-bug


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