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Hacker Receives Largest Ever Bounty For Reporting Microsoft Bug
2013-10-09 19:15:51

One hacker just made $100,000 from Microsoft. It wasn't from breaching Microsoft's security to glean corporate secrets or customer information; this hacker reported a bug.

Microsoft Launches Security Bounty Program
2013-06-20 05:30:46

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it will launch a security bounty program that pays as much as $100,000 to anyone that exposes flaws, bugs and security vulnerabilities in its software before and after the products are released.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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