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.
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