Microsoft is launching a new Windows Bounty program which will expand their already existing bounty programs. Microsoft is going to pay more than $100,000 for serious Hyper-V flaws in Windows 10 or Windows Server operating systems.
Microsoft is going to pay more than $100,000 for serious Hyper-V flaws in Windows 10 or Windows Server operating systems. The giant will pay up to $250,000 for severe Hyper-V vulnerabilities, and security bugs in Edge or Windows 10 preview build will fetch up to $15,000. “Security is always changing and we prioritize different types of vulnerabilities at different points in time,” explains a Microsoft spokesperson in a blog post. “Microsoft strongly believes in the value of the bug bounties, and we trust that it serves to enhance our security capabilities.”
Any critical or important flaws that affect Windows and a variety of individual features will receive a bounty. Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, and a variety of other tech companies all offer bug bounties, and they’re designed to tempt researchers into disclosing vulnerabilities early to prevent widespread cyber attacks.