Microsoft Bounty Programs
Friends, hackers, researchers! Want to help us protect customers, making some of our most popular products better? And earn money doing so? Step right up…
Microsoft is now offering direct payments in exchange for reporting certain types of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques.
Microsoft has championed many initiatives to advance security and to help protect our customers, including Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD), industry collaboration programs such as Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR), and created the BlueHat Prize to encourage research into defensive technologies. Our new bounty programs add expanded depth and flexibility to our existing community outreach programs. Having these bounty programs provides a way to harness the collective intelligence and capabilities of security researchers to help further protect customers.
Microsoft has expanded the pool of our Bounty programs to include the following ongoing programs:
Internet Explorer 11 Preview Bug Bounty
TIMEFRAME: June 26 to July 26, 2013
Microsoft paid up to $11,000 USD for critical vulnerabilities that affect Internet Explorer 11 Preview on the latest version of Windows. The entry period for this program will be the first 30 days of the Internet Explorer 11 beta period (June 26 to July 26, 2013). Learning about critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer as early as possible during the public preview will help Microsoft make the newest version of the browser more secure.
Want to know more?
The BlueHat team
About the Program