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Microsoft pays $28,000 for IE 11 bugs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Oct 2013 5:22 User comments (1)

Microsoft pays $28,000 for IE 11 bugs Microsoft has paid bug hunters a total of $28,000 for finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in the preview version of Internet Explorer 11.
As the primary browser app in Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 is likely to be probed by malware authors the world round, and Microsoft sought to minimize the risk that serious bugs will be found after launch, with a bounty program announced in June.

As part of the program, Microsoft is paying up to $11,000 per vulnerability discovered, depending on how serious it is. The reward program is set to run for a year.

So far, Microsoft has paid a total of $28,000 to six researchers for reporting a total of 15 bugs in the preview release of Internet Explorer 11.

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19.10.2013 16:30

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So far, Microsoft has paid a total of $28,000 to six researchers for reporting a total of 15 bugs in the preview release of Internet Explorer 11.
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That doesn't even sound CLOSE to 11K/vulnerability.

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