Microsoft pays a $100,000 bug bounty

  • 9 October 2013
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SOFTWARE REDEVELOPER Microsoft has started paying out bug bounties to third parties and has rewarded one chap with $100,000.

That's over £60,000 in UK money, and it isn't the only payout made by the firm. James Forshaw from Content Information Security got the $100,000 prize for finding a new exploit called a "mitigation bypass technique".

Forshaw also picked up cash for discovering some other software vulnerabilities and was awarded a $5,000 bonus for "finding cool IE design vulnerabilities," giving him a total payout of $109,400.
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Not a bad payout! 🙂
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Better than  Yahoo's $12.50.