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Xbox Bounty Program Rewards up to $20,000 to Identify Security Weaknesses

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Microsoft has this week announced a bounty program with rewards up to $20,000 for high-quality reports that demonstrate security weaknesses in its Xbox Live Network.

The program is open to anybody who has the skills and ability to demonstrate bugs; rewards scale depending on the quality of the report and the type of security weakness identified. The figures range from $500 to $20,000 depending on the “vulnerability impact,” with Remote Execution listed as the most threatening and, therefore, the highest returning type of threat detection.

Microsoft outlines the purpose of the initiative over on its website:

“The goal of the bug bounty program is to uncover significant vulnerabilities that have a direct and demonstrable impact on the security of Microsoft’s customers.”

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