Microsoft Gives More Time to Hackers to Break into Its Browser

Microsoft is betting big on bug bounty programs to bolster the security of its software, and the company has just announced that a similar effort for Edge browser has been expanded to June 30.

The Microsoft Edge Bug Bounty program was originally launched in August last year and was supposed to come to an end on May 15. The company, however, decided to give security researchers more time to break into its browser by expanding the program to June 30, with the same payments to remain available.

Specifically, hackers who find a way to hack the browser and provide a proof of concept, along with a high-quality report, can receive as much as $15,000 if what they discover is a remote code execution flaw in Microsoft Edge on recent builds of Windows 10 preview builds in the Slow ring.

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On the other hand, those who find violations of W3C standards that compromise privacy or integrity of important user data are eligible for payme… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.