Hackers Unite, Microsoft Offers $100,000 to anyone who can Hack Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft in a recent press release has welcomed hackers to try to break into Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11. If hackers are able to find a vulnerability to the operating system, Microsoft will give away cash up to $100,000 USD.
Some of you may already know this but Day0 exploits are worth a ton of money. I mean literally if you find the right buyer, you are talking around 100k mark and above. By Microsoft posting this challenge, they are not saying that their system is not hackable but instead “help us find our exploits”. By opening this challenge to the public Microsoft avoids having to pay highly skilled employees and can use legions of hackers who will work free all for a one time price of $100,000, which is extremely cheaper and more effective than having Microsoft try to find them all