Friends, hackers, researchers, Dog the Bounty hunter – lend us your skills. Actually, no need to lend them, Microsoft is now offering cash to those who report certain types of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques.
The new bounty program, launching June 26 and detailed at the Microsoft Security Response Center, will offer up to $100,000 for identifying a “truly novel exploitation” built into the Windows 8.1 Preview and up to $11,000 for critical vulnerabilities that affect Internet Explorer 11 Preview on the latest version of Windows.
Check out Microsoft’s Security Research & Defense blog for a detailed technical post and a description of the preferred structure for submissions by the bounty program’s head judges. From there, you can find a bounty of reading about the program, security, and even some frequently asked questions.
Looking for a little summer fun? App publisher Gameloft is offering discounts on 10 of its most popular Xbox games titles in the Windows Phone Store.
In the second of a six-part special “Garage Series for Office 365” on location from New Orleans, hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre give viewers a sneak peek at upcoming Office experiences on the Web across Windows, iOS and Android.
In the video above, they walk you through real-time co-authoring on Word, PowerPoint and Excel Office Web Apps.
Use a switch in Windows PowerShell 3.0 to easily find only directories.
Today, Microsoft announced patent licensing agreements with automotive technology companies Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive for the use of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) file system.
Microsoft’s exFAT technology allows automotive technology companies to meet increasing consumer demand for connected cars that let drivers and passengers transport media between all their favorite devices — even their automobiles. exFAT has the ability to facilitate large files for audiovisual media and enable seamless data portability between electronic devices.
TechEd Europe begins next week in Madrid, and the folks on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team want to make sure you’re ready to participate.
And since many of you will be checking in virtually (sorry, no running of the bulls for you!), there is a very detailed blog post on how to prepare for both virtual and physical attendees. Click over to the Server & Cloud Blog to get the full details.
The blog post links out to preconference material, covers the keynotes, breakout sessions, lab work, and connects you to the experts. And if that isn’t enough, the post leaves off with this teaser: “We announced quite a few exciting products and services at TechEd North America a couple of weeks ago. Who knows what might get announced at TechEd Europe. Stay tuned to our blog and we’ll make sure you don’t miss anything.”