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Windows 7: Microsoft awards $100,000 to researcher for attack technique

08 Oct 2013   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 
Microsoft awards $100,000 to researcher for attack technique

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Microsoft has awarded $100,000 to researcher James Forshaw for a new attack technique which bypasses an attack mitigation in Windows 8.1.

The reward $100,000 is the maximum payout in Microsoft's Mitigation Bypass Bounty program.

Mitigation Bypass is one of three bounty programs announced in June by Microsoft's Katie Moussouris. Another was a special program for critical vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer 11 Preview.

Read more at: Microsoft awards $100,000 to researcher for attack technique | ZDNet

See also: Congratulations to James Forshaw Recipient of Our First $100,000 Bounty for New Mitigation Bypass Techniques! - Microsoft BlueHat Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


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09 Oct 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That's great. One of the good guys made some big money and helped a billion users.
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10 Oct 2013   #3
x BlueRobot

 

More vulnerabilities have been discovered by security researchers, which is great, hopefully the malware writers won't be able to exploit these.
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10 Oct 2013   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
More vulnerabilities have been discovered by security researchers, which is great, hopefully the malware writers won't be able to exploit these.
They can and will always try ... it's called a 'challenge'
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11 Oct 2013   #5
x BlueRobot

 

Then again, if it wasn't for malicious code writers then people wouldn't feel the need to improve system security
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11 Oct 2013   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The same people who got awarded could another virus that will exploit that solution.
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