After Facebook paying a bounty worth 12,500 USD to Arul Kumar for detecting a bug in the Social Networking giant, Microsoft has taken a step forward by giving 100,000USD to a hacking expert named James Forshaw for detecting a security flaw in the company’s software. Reuter is reporting that this is the largest bounty awarded for such a work. Forshaw is the head of vulnerability research in a London based security consultancy firm Context Information Security. The computer giant recently also paid Forshaw 9, 400$ for bringing attention to many vulnerabilities in a preview release version of Internet Explorer 11.
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