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Microsoft's first ever bug bounty programme has resulted in payouts totalling $28,000 to security researchers who found flaws in the preview release of Internet Explorer 11. Redmond offers a maximum reward of $11,000 to researchers who found security vulnerabilities in pre-release versions of IE 11 during the period of the bug …

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"First ever" bug bounty?

Does anybody remember the "bug bounty" Microsoft offered for its QuickC IDE...and never paid off on?

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Re: "First ever" bug bounty?

Yes - I seem to remember it - the potential recipient was rejected for being too young? Do I remember that correctly? Anyway, I'll believe it when I see the cold cash change hands.

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