Microsoft Now Offers $100,000 To Find Bugs in Windows Insider Preview

Microsoft Now Offers $100,000 To Find Bugs in Windows Insider Preview


Microsoft has announced that it is bringing changes to the Windows Insider Preview bug bounty program by increasing the potential of the highest prize money to a whopping $100,000. In addition to increasing the bounty for hunting bugs in Windows Insider Preview, the company has also improved the bug bounty program portal to make it easier for researchers to submit bugs.

The Microsoft Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty program, launched in 2017, initially offered prizes in the price range of $500 and $15,000, but now the maximum prize has risen to $100,000. This program offers the opportunity for bug prize hunters to report bugs in Windows Insider Preview on various products, including Microsoft Edge, Windows Defender Application Guard, Hyper-V, and Mitigation Bypass.

Microsoft will offer the highest prize for “Unauthenticated non-sandboxed code execution with no user interaction.” The next prize in line offers a $50,000 shows “unauthorized access to private user data with little or no user interaction.” The updated program now also includes five new scenario-based awards.

“While we are refocusing the WIP bounty program to defend and protect customers from these five high risk exploit scenarios, we continue to offer bounties for other valid vulnerability reports that do not qualify for scenario-based awards,” Microsoft said in a blog post announcing a bug bounty program.

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With malicious actors trying to outsmart developers, the bounty bug program will help companies based in Redmond protect their consumers from attacks by offering prizes to security researchers for finding and reporting bugs on the developer channel.

If you want to participate in the Microsoft Windows Insider Preview bug prize program, you can report bugs in the MSRC Research Portal.

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