Microsoft Pays $100,000 for Windows 8.1 Exploit
After this today, Microsoft once again announced the name of the researcher who have reported the loop holes on Windows 8.1. As 6 months ago, Microsoft have announced the bug bounty of $100K USD. Microsoft has just announced that James Forshaw, a security vulnerability researcher with Context Information Security, is the lucky winner for a $100,000 (€73,700) award
Additionally, Forshaw have also win the bounty on Internet Explorer. After this bounty his total bounty reward will be $109,400 USD. That the big reward for any researcher.
Microsoft engineers, Thomas Garnier, had also found various flaw on Windows 8.1. but the James’ submission was of such high quality and outlined some other variants such that we wanted to award him the full $100,000 bounty,” Microsoft explained.
It seems that, Microsoft is toughly working on the security of its products. And moreover the upcoming windows will be more secure.