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http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/microsoft-offers-100000-bounty-for-someone-who-can-find-windows-8-1-exploits/
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It is just a matter of one week before Microsoft rolls out the first official public preview version of Windows 8.1, and along with that, you will also find the first preview of the Internet Explorer 11 browser. Microsoft has just announced plans that they will offer a $100,000 bounty to whoever is able to discover and obviously, report exploits in the latest operating system update as well as Internet Explorer 11 browser.
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They will go bankrupt!








Ok so maybe Windows 8 security aint THAT bad..tongue.gif
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bounties have got to be the most effective way to make software secure,

People like a challenge with rewards.
    
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They will go bankrupt!

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I fully expect some select OCNers to be $100,000 richer with the way they talk around here.
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I fully expect some select OCNers to be $100,000 richer with the way they talk around here.
Well if we see any "Best rig for $100,000" threads created we know why wink.gif
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I fully expect some select OCNers to be $100,000 richer with the way they talk around here.
yea, considering I'm completely broke as of now...
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No doubt someone will pull it off.
No matter how secure something might seem there's always a way to hack it.
If i had the skills i would sure as hell try it.
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It would probably cost them more than $100,000 in paid hours to have a hacker discover exploits, and take a lot more time too.

This way, they have the work of an entire hacking community, and they have to pay just one of them.
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So if I tie up steve ballmer and take him to the guy in microsoft running this scheme and say "This bloke will create more problems than any backdoors." will I get my $100k?
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