Microsoft offers cash to try and hack the new Spartan browser

Microsoft offers cash to try and hack the new Spartan browser
Microsoft’s new browser on Windows 10, Spartan, is still under development, but those who are part of the Windows Insider program, are able to use the browser on their PCs, or Windows Phones.

While developers and enthusiasts offer feedback about the various features and functionality of Windows 10 and Spartan, Microsoft is stepping up its “bounty program,” where hackers are invited to try and exploit vulnerabilities in the new browser.

It is no secret that Microsoft has a lot riding on its next generation operating system, not the least of which will touch mobile in a much more pervasive fashion, up to and including a brand new internet browser. The Project Spartan Bug Bounty program will offer up to $15,000 for security vulnerabilities that are reported to Microsoft.

The program runs from April 22nd to June 22nd, and has a variety of tiers and payouts for the types of vulnerabilities that are found. Remote code exploits grab the biggest payouts, as do vulnerabilities in the browser’s “enhanced protected mode.”

If you really knock off Microsoft’s socks, the company can raise the payouts at its discretion.


source: Digital Trends

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4 Comments

1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

Now thats a daredevil act way to go ms just waiting to see windows 10 flagship make it happen soon

2. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Gimme $ 1 billion, and I, will, still, couldn't hack it

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Should've studied programming before and make a living out of this. I know it ain't easy, but everyone is trying and that trying will earn them Benjamins.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

HACKERS invited? they dont like 15Gs why not a million..

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