Thursday, 23 April 2015

Microsoft Is Going To Reward Hackers For Bugs In Project Spartan

As with the test version of Internet Explorer 11 , Microsoft also launched a reward program for the test version of the new browser, code-named "Project Spartan", which hackers and researchers are rewarded for reporting vulnerabilities.

The compensation amount varies from 500 to $ 15,000, although Microsoft claims that the reward may also increase depending on the vulnerability and found the quality of the bug message. The program runs from April 22 until June 22nd. In this way, Microsoft hopes to encourage researchers to leaks in Project Spartan to find and report before a final version this summer appears. When IE11 made the rewards program will allow more bugs were logged than with the test version of IE10 was.

Besides the reward program for Microsoft Project Spartan also has the "Online Services Bug Bounty Program" expanded.Thus vulnerabilities in Azure and be rewarded in the maximum reward to $ 15,000 was raised. Again, the rewards can be higher depending on the submission.

The highest rewards Microsoft hands out for attacks to bypass security measures in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.Allows researchers can earn $ 100,000. Also this program is adapted, including "Hyper-V escapes" now come for a reward eligible. According to Microsoft's Jason Shirk play "bug bounties", as the rewards are called, an increasingly important role in finding vulnerabilities and safer software.

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