Microsoft Willing to Pay $100,000 for Security Bug Info

Microsoft announced that it’s now willing to pay up to $100,000 for information about security bugs that can be used to bypass the defenses of Windows, starting with the upcoming preview version of Windows 8.1 to be released later this month. For researchers who also detail new defensive techniques for preventing similar bugs from being exploited in the future, Microsoft will pitch in an extra $50,000 “Defense Bonus” per submission.