Microsoft pays $ 100 thousand for the attack on the Windows 8.1




Microsoft pays $ 100 thousand for the attack on the Windows 8.1

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Company Microsoft offered a cash reward to anyone who will offer new ways to detect vulnerabilities in software, including the beta version of the Internet browser, Internet Explorer 11 , which will be released on June 26. Incentive program to locate defects become the practice of many software companies.

Search for vulnerabilities and their solutions can be time-consuming and lengthy process. Moreover, each has exploited the vulnerability of their market value, they are particularly relevant to hackers who can use them to organize hacking attacks and distribute malware.

Incentive program for vulnerabilities found solve two problems at once. They compensate for the costs of research within the company and stop computer misuse. For companies such as Google, Mozilla, Facebook, PayPal and AT & T monetary reward for the detection of security breaches have become a common practice.

Microsoft has always refrained from such programs. But it did not last long. The company announced three schemes for payment of remuneration. The first 11 000 dollars (maybe even more) Microsoft will pay to those who within a month after the release of the beta version of Internet Explorer 11 (as part of the upgrade Windows 8.1 beta) will find in it one or more critical vulnerabilities. The same scheme to their browsers to use Google and Mozilla . However, the main difference here is the time limit. Microsoft explains the search limitations of critical vulnerabilities timeslot desire to correct any errors in beta-testing of the product.

The other two schemes are standard. Microsoft pays $ 100 000 for the organization of a hacker attack on Windows 8.1, bypassing the protective mechanisms of the operating system. In addition the company offers 50,000 dollars for any useful way to protect against this attack. Both programs will start on June 26, but unlike the first, will not have a fixed end date.

Such measures can help Microsoft improve the security of its operating system, making it difficult to crack .
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