Microsoft is currently working on its new browser, Spartan, that will be available on Windows 10. The browser is still under development but those taking part in Windows Insider program can still use it on their PC’s.
To ensure Spartan browser is the best browser it has ever made, Microsoft has set up what it calls a “bounty program,” that will see hackers try to exploit any vulnerabilities in this browser. The company is offering up to $15,000 to anyone who reports the security vulnerabilities associated with the Spartan browser.
The company is quoted saying, “Microsoft’s new browser will be the on-ramp to the Internet for millions of users when Windows 10 launches later this year. Securing this platform is a top priority for the browser team.”
The time window to spot these security vulnerabilities is between April 22nd and June 22nd. Microsoft has different payouts depending on the vulnerabilities found. Remote code exploits have the biggest payouts of $15,000. Microsoft is willing to pay more to anyone who does more than is expected. Check out the different payouts below.