iDefense puts bounty on Microsoft bugs


iDefense puts bounty on Microsoft bugs

Antony Savvas

VeriSign’s iDefense internet security business is offering researchers bounties of up to $12,000 (£6,350) for discovering critical bugs and exploit code in Microsoft’s Windows Vista OS and Internet Explorer 7.0 browser.

The bounties are available until the end of March. iDefense said, “Primary in the minds of IT security professionals is the question of vulnerabilities that may be present in these two groundbreaking products. To help assuage this uncertainty, iDefense Labs is pleased to pay $8,000 for each submitted vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely exploit and execute arbitrary code on either of these two products.”

IDefense will award no more than six payments of $8,000, for the first six relevant bugs reported.

In addition to the $8,000 award for the submitted vulnerability, iDefense will pay from $2,000 to $4,000 for working exploit code that targets the submitted vulnerability.

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