Most people blindly trust Microsoft’s software to use their computers and laptops. If you are also using Microsoft services like Windows, Bing etc., then there is good news for you this festive season. This time, not only good performance but also you can get lakhs of rupees reward from this tech company. Software company Microsoft has recently announced a new “Bug Bounty program”, where internet users will be given the chance to win prizes of up to 12.5 lakh rupees – a great opportunity, especially for security researchers and ethical hackers. In this case, you need to find issues or bugs in the AI-powered Bing web search engine to get the reward.
According to Microsoft’s announcement, those who join the company’s new program for finding issues related to Bing services and others will be rewarded with a minimum amount from $2,000 (Rs. 1.6 lakhs) to $15,000 (around Rs. 12.5 lakhs). The amount of the reward will depend on how serious the problem is.
Many people around the globe like to find bugs or problems in various software but under Microsoft’s bug bounty program, the company itself is challenging you to find bugs in specific services, where you can win millions in prizes. Microsoft is trying to improve its AI system and tools, for this they have come up with the Microsoft Bug Bounty program. Microsoft announced that it had granted $13.8 million in incentives to 345 security researchers worldwide. These researchers discovered 1,180 bugs across 17 bug bounty programs. In this case, the services you need to look for the issue are –
Various AI-powered Bing integrations are eligible for this program, such as Bing Chat, Bing Chat for Enterprise, Bing Image Creator on bing.com, Bing integration in Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Start Application and Skype Mobile Application on iOS and Android. Eligible participants must be at least 14 years old, with permission from a legal guardian if they are a minor and an individual researcher. If any participant is a public sector employee, the bounty award must go to the public sector organization.