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News Microsoft announces first bug bounty payouts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 8 Oct 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I bet the payout to the two Google employees didn't go down well, what with Microsoft's Scroogle campaign.

    Any idea why Microsoft has previously eschewed bug bounty's ? seems like a good thing to be doing.
     
  3. dyzophoria

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    honestly for every company this should be a standard for them, especially Adobe and Oracle, they should really consider this.
     
  4. schmidtbag

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    lol yeah, right. Not only would Adobe not pay anyone outside of their company but the amount of security flaws and bugs people would find in their software and services would destroy their reputation.

    Same with Oracle, at least with Java.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Not to mention Adobe would probably go bust from having to pay out for so many security vulnerabilities. ;)
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Quick update: Microsoft has announced an even bigger payout of $100,000 to James Forshaw for a vulnerability in Windows 8.1, with full details on the official blog.
     
  7. Waynio

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    Wish I had the skills to do that, seems there is good money in bug hunting. :D
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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