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Microsoft Offers to Pay for Software Bugs

 "Friends, hackers, researchers! Want to help us protect customers, making some of our most popular products better? And earn money doing so? Step right up," Microsoft's "BlueHat" security-research team said in an online posting.

The bug-bounty programs — there are three of them, but one is temporary — begin next Wednesday (June 26).

For "truly novel exploitation techniques" against the latest version of Windows (8.1 Preview), Microsoft will pay up to $100,000 cash. For defenses against those novel exploitation techniques, the company will pony a bonus of up to $50,000.