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Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty to prevent the next Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

The Verge --------- Microsoft is introducing a new bug bounty reward for the “speculative execution” CPU vulnerabilities that were disclosed recently. The software giant is offering up to $250,000 for bugs that are similar to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws. Microsoft’s bounty will run until the end of the year, and it’s clearly designed to discover additional flaws as researchers begin to look at these types of vulnerabilities in processor designs. “Speculative execution is truly a new class of vulnerabilities,” says Phillip Misner, a security group manager at Microsoft. “We expect that research is already underway exploring new attack methods.” Microsoft wants to encourage security researchers to responsibly disclose any potential CPU flaws, and up to $250,000 is probably a good way to achieve that. Microsoft also offers up to $250,000 for serious Hyper-V flaws in Windows 10. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty to prevent the next Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws - Read More from The Verge

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