Google engineer first to profit from Microsoft’s cash for bugs program


Microsoft has issued its first bug bounty award to a Google engineer. The software maker created several bug bounties late last month that will run until the end of July. The IE11 preview bug bounty awards up to $ 11,000 for critical vulnerabilities, and Google engineer Ivan Fratric is the first to be awarded for his vulnerability. Microsoft has traditionally avoided general and public bug bounty programs in the past, opting to hold smaller contests for specific exploits.

Microsoft’s Katie Moussouris revealed that the company has issued its first bug bounty in a blog post recently, but Moussouris stopped short of identifying the individual involved. In a Twitter post on Thursday, Moussouris congratulated the Google employee on being the…

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