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Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online 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 will pay the hacker, and fix the security holes in its software. Microsoft reported the award on its Microsoft Security Response Center blog. The $100,000 payment to hacker James Forshaw is the largest bounty awarded to date, Reuters reports. Forshaw...
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. The program will officially kick off on June 26, the same day that Windows 8.1 Preview begins shipping. While companies such as Mozilla, Google and Facebook have similar bounty programs already in...
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