Microsoft has introduced another Windows Bounty Program today, intended to grow its current security bug bounty programs. While the tech giant has already paid out $100,000 for Windows 8.1 bugs, this new program will see Microsoft pay out much more for genuine Hyper-V defects in Windows 10 or Windows Server operating systems.
Microsoft will now pay up to $250,000 for severe Hyper-V vulnerabilities, and security bugs in Microsoft Edge or Windows 10 preview builds will fetch up to $15,000. “Security is always changing and we prioritize different types of vulnerabilities at different points in time,” explains a Microsoft spokesperson in a blog post. “Microsoft strongly believes in the value of the bug bounties, and we trust that it serves to enhance our security capabilities.”
The new Windows Bounty Program has been launched yesterday and will proceed indefinitely at Microsoft’s prudence. Any basic or imperative defects that influence Windows and an assortment of individual features will get a bounty. Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, and a variety of other tech organizations all offer bug bounties, and they’re intended to tempt scientists into discovering vulnerabilities right on the time to counteract across the board cyber attacks.