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Microsoft will pay you $150,000 to fend off hackers and find security flaws in its software

Calling all hackers: Microsoft wants your help and will pay you some big bucks for it. Starting June 26, the Redmond software giant today will debut three “bug bounty” programs that encourage computer engineers to help the company keep its products safe from a security standpoint both before and after launch. The “Mitigation Bypass Bounty,” will award $100,000… Read More

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Protecting the people: Microsoft helps crush Bamital malware that affected thousands

Chalk one up for Microsoft. Today, the Redmond software giant teamed up with Symantec to take down a nasty malware affecting thousands upon thousands of PCs. The cyber crime was a Bamital botnet that hijacked people’s search experiences and redirected victims to potentially dangerous sites that could leave them vulnerable to other online threats and steal their… Read More