Microsoft launches Xbox bug bounty program2020-01-31 17:37 by Daniela
Tags: Microsoft, Xbox
On Thursday, Microsoft launched a bug bounty program for the Xbox, meaning the company will reward you for reporting significant security vulnerabilities in the gaming platform. If you uncover a bad, previously unknown flaw, you can earn as much as $20,000.
As with other programs of this type, the prize money depends upon the severity and impact of the discovered vulnerability, with a possibility of going beyond the set amount on the basis of "report quality and vulnerability impact."
The Xbox bug bounty, however, also comes with some restrictions. For example, Microsoft prohibits and automatically disqualifies bug hunters who attempt to phish or social engineer Xbox users and engineers, move laterally inside the Xbox network beyond the minimally needed access to prove a vulnerability's impact, or bug hunters who download or access sensitive Xbox user data.
Until today, Microsoft has paid bug hunters for vulnerability reports in products such as the Windows operating system, the Office suite, the IE and Edge web browsers, Microsoft vast array of cloud services, the Hyper-V hypervisor technology, and the ElectionGuard open-source voting software.
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