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9 of the Biggest Bug Bounty Programs

These programs stand out for the size of their rewards and how much they have paid in total to security researchers in bounties over the last several years.
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Microsoft Windows Bug Bounty Program

Over the years Microsoft has launched multiple bug bounty programs covering a wide range of products. But with a top reward of $250,000, the Windows Bug Bounty program that it launched in July stands out for having one of the largest payouts for bug discovery offered by a technology vendor. The program covers Windows 10 including Windows Insider Preview.

Security researchers who find a remote code execution, elevation of privilege, or other critical flaw in Microsoft Hyper-V can earn between $5,000 and $250,000. Rewards for Windows 10 mitigation bypass flaws top out at $200,000 while flaws in technologies like Microsoft Edge and Windows Defender Application Guard range from $500 to $30,000.

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