For those of you enrolled in the Windows Insider Program, you have an exclusive ability to test Windows 10 Technical Preview before it’s released this summer. On top of that, you are given the ability to test a pre-release version of Project Spartan, the company’s new browser. To take things a step further and to entice testers to discover bugs and vulnerabilities, Microsoft is offering up to $15,000 USD if you find security bugs in Project Spartan. Here is what the company had to say:
“Microsoft is pleased to announce the launch of a vulnerability bounty program for Microsoft-branded internet browsers shipping with Windows 10 technical preview. The program begins 22 April 2015, and ends 22 June 2015. For the duration of the program, individuals across the globe have the opportunity to submit vulnerabilities found in Microsoft-branded internet browsers shipping on our latest pre-release Windows platform. Qualified submissions are eligible for payment from a minimum of $500 USD to $15,000 USD, and bounties will be paid out at Microsoft’s discretion based on the quality and complexity of the vulnerability. Microsoft may pay more than $15,000 USD, depending on the entry quality and complexity,” Microsoft stated.
As long as you are over 14 years of age, you can tip Microsoft on an original and previously unreported vulnerability in Project Spartan, including Remote Code Execution (RCE), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities, and Sandbox Escape Vulnerabilities. Explain how to reproduce the vulnerability in your submission, which allows Microsoft to quickly verify it and gives you a chance to earn a greater payout. Head over to the VIA link below to take a look at the bug bounty program and get started!Further reading: Microsoft, Project Spartan, Windows 10