Microsoft pays hacker over $100,000 for bringing out a bug

The easiest way to find vulnerabilities in a system is to pay a hacker to find them, or in the case of Microsoft, many hackers. One big one was discovered and they’re rewarding the revelation with lots of cash.

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it is paying a well-known hacking expert more than $100,000 for finding security holes in its software, one of the largest such bounties awarded to date by a high-tech company.

The software maker also released a much anticipated update to Internet Explorer, which it said fixes a bug that made users of the world’s most popular browser vulnerable to remote attack.

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