It is a hunt without end. Put on the market after multiple checks and test phases, the software can, however, always be some flaws that the developers do not manage to exclude completely. And the manufacturer is not always able to detect them after the fact. It is then necessary to appeal to people outside the company to locate them. Microsoft has made one of his specialties for the past several years.
The company founded by Bill Gates regularly launches contests, in the course of the program Windows Insider Preview for developers and other hackers in order to find bugs in its machines. The prices range usually from 500 to 15 000 dollars. But this time, the american giant has gone to great lengths in offering a reward of 100,000 dollars, reports Presse-Citron.
129 vulnerabilities detected in June
In a note to the blog, Microsoft says : "The reward program Windows Insider Preview (WIP) now includes the 5 new awards based on scenarios for the vulnerabilities that could endanger the privacy and security of our customers. The rewards for these scenarios range from 20 000 to 100 000 dollars. "The company does not want to focus only on the important bugs, any anomaly found will be rewarded.
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last June, Microsoft announced that it had detected 129 vulnerabilities on its latest operating system Windows 10, of which 10 were considered critical, accurate 20 Minutes. A patch was in the tread was put on line. In mid-July, the firm of Redmond announced that it had discovered a flaw old... 17 years old, recalls 01Net. They are researchers from Check Point who warned Microsoft. Despite its longevity, the flaw did not seem by chance to have been operated by a person in the course of the last few years.