Now you can help Microsoft, making some of their most popular products better. And earn money doing so.
Microsoft is now offering direct cash payments in exchange for reporting certain types of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques. Microsoft on Wednesday announced it will launch a "bug bounty" program, the aim is to fix security flaws, bugs, and vulnerabilities even before products are released.
In 2002, we pioneered the Trustworthy Computing initiative to emphasize our commitment to doing what we believe best helps improve our customers’ computing experience. In the years since, we introduced the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process to build more secure technologies. We also championed Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD), formed industry collaboration programs such as MAPP and MSVR, and created the BlueHat Prize to encourage research into defensive technologies. Our new bounty programs add fresh depth and flexibility to our existing community outreach programs. Having these bounty programs provides a way to harness the collective intelligence and capabilities of security researchers to help further protect customers.
The following programs will launch on June 26, 2013:
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