Gameguru Mania Forum Index Gameguru Mania
Daily Gaming, Hardware, Software and Technology News
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
news | cheats | reviews | specials | hardware | demos | FLASH GAMES | about | links


Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for bugs

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gameguru Mania Forum Index -> Security
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
heretic
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: 27 May 2004
Posts: 2356

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for bugs Reply with quote

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a boost in bug-hunting bounties up to a cool quarter-million dollars for finding side-channel vulnerabilities. Microsoft has now joined the party and ponied up a $250,000 bounty of its own for the identification of speculative-execution flaws. Like Intel's payout bump, Microsoft's program has a ticking clock—it'll end when 2019 comes around.

Microsoft's payout program has four tiers, shown in the table below. The biggest award is handed for discovering a new class of speculative-execution attacks. The company has a separate blog post with more technical information about the known classes for that type of bug. The new bounty program augments existing programs, including one that awards as much as $250,000 for discovery of vulnerabilities in Hyper-V.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/07/26/announcing-the-windows-bounty-program/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gameguru Mania Forum Index -> Security All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2666 phpBB Group