Microsoft have finally came up with security bounty program, paying upto $100,000 USD for reporting critical vulnerabilities and exploitation. 

Good news for security bounty hunters, Microsoft has Announced security bounty programs. The bounty program will be launched on 26th june 2013, and will contain 3 types of security bounty in earlier stage:

1. Mitigation bypass bounty:  This bounty program will be for Windows 8.1 preview, and Microsoft will pay upto $100,000 USD for reporting critical exploits in Inbuilt security of The operating system.
2. BlueHat Bonus For Defence:  Microsoft will pay upto $50,000 USD for defensive ideas that accompany a qualifying Mitigation Bypass submission.

3.Internet Explorer 11 Preview Bug Bounty:  Microsoft will pay upto $11,000 USD for critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 11 In new Windows 8.1 Preview, this program will be active for first 30 days from the launch which will be the beta testing period of the product.

These Bounty programs will surely help Microsoft to fix various critical vulnerabilities and exploitation in their products and to improve their product become more secure.

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