Microsoft kicks off bounty program for speculative execution bugs

Microsoft wants security researchers to search for and report speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities (a hardware vulnerability class that affects CPUs from multiple manufacturers), as well as bugs that can be misused to bypass Windows and Azure Spectre and Meltdown mitigations. For their successful efforts, the company is ready to pay out as much as $250,000. A new bug bounty The bounty program for speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities was announced on Wednesday and will … More

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