Microsoft offers rewards for Windows bugs

Microsoft launches Windows bug bounty program with rewards ranging from $500 to $250,000

Microsoft launches Windows bug bounty program with rewards ranging from $500 to $250,000

While the company has had a number of previous bug bounty programs, this is the first one to target features in its Windows operating system specifically.

The Microsoft bug bounty program for Windows Insiders now covers the full OS, including Windows Server Insider. If a bug is reported that Microsoft already discovered internally, the first finder will still receive 10 percent of the qualifying reward.

The Microsoft bug bounty program has been in existence since 2013, when rewards were fixed at $11,000 for finding bugs in Internet Explorer 11.

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Information about the Microsoft Bounty Programs can be found at aka.ms/BugBounty.

Microsoft today announced the launch of its Windows Bounty Program to improve and raise the bar of Windows Security and to maintain higher security for its users on Windows PCs. Hyper-V is now top priority, as a bad bug in that code can earn you up to US$250k, $50k more than is on offer for any other bug and an increase on previous payments for those who find critical remote code execution, information disclosure and denial of services vulnerabilities in the virtualization code.

A total bypass of all mitigation technologies incorporated in Windows 10 can result in a paid bounty that can reach as high as $100,000.

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The Windows Defender Application Guard program will offer a top reward of $30,000 while the Microsoft Edge and Windows Insider preview programs will both offer max rewards of $15,000. There's $30k on offer for those who find critical vulns in the slow Windows Insider release track.

The Windows Bounty Program has four specific focus areas that include Hyper-V, Mitigation Bypass, Windows Defender Application Guard and Microsoft Edge. Nevertheless, Microsoft will benefit from the bug reporting alone, as it can then design a fix to enhance the security of its products.

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