Microsoft’s security bounty programs promise cash rewards for researchers and hackers who can find ways of bypassing IE 11 and Windows 8.1 security features
Microsoft Corp. is offering researchers and hackers up to $100,000 in cash for reporting ways to exploit its Windows 8.1 operating systems and Internet Explorer 11 Web browser.
The following programs will launch next week:
BlueHat Bonus for Defense – Defensive ideas that accompany a qualifying mitigation bypass submission can earn up to $50,000
“Having these bounty programs provides a way to harness the collective intelligence and capabilities of security researchers to help further protect customers,” said Microsoft.
Sponsor: IBM Canada Ltd
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