$12,000 for a serious Vista or IE 7 bug


Bug hunters of the world, VeriSign's iDefense has an updated bug bounty challenge for you.

For the current quarter, the company will pay $8,000 for a security vulnerability that lets an attacker remotely gain control over a computer running Microsoft's Windows Vista or Internet Explorer 7, the company said on its Web site. iDefense will pay for a maximum of six vulnerabilities, if more are reported only the first six will qualify, it said.

In addition to the $8,000 award for the submitted vulnerability, iDefense will pay between $2,000 and $4,000 for working exploit code that exploits the submitted vulnerability, the company said. $12,000 for a serious Vista or IE 7 bug | News.blog | CNET News.com

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 12th January 2007 2:08AM