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Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program

July 27, 2017 / Eduard Kovacs

Microsoft announced on Wednesday the launch of a Windows bug bounty program with payouts ranging between $500 and $250,000. Microsoft has been running several bug bounty programs, but none of them have covered all features of Windows. As part of the new program, the company is prepared to pay out a reward for security holes in any feature of Windows Insider Preview and various focus areas that include the Hyper-V hypervisor, exploit mitigation bypasses, the Windows Defender Application Guard, and the Edge web browser. “Any critical or important class remote code execution, elevation of privilege, or design flaws that compromises a customer’s privacy and security will receive a bounty,” Microsoft said.