Tuesday, January 15, 2008

$20,000 Bounty Placed on Windows Flaws, Exploits

Ryan Naraine writes on the eWeek "Security Watch" Blog:

A private company has placed a $20,000 bounty on exploitable vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Windows operating system, a move that significantly raises the value of software flaw research.

Billed as a Hacker Challenge, the $20,000 "special prize" is being offered by Digital Armaments, one of several companies that pay hackers who agree to give them exclusive rights to advance notification of unpublished vulnerabilities or exploit code.

More here.


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