It has been over a month since the biggest attack on INTERNET but Microsoft seems to have been rattled up by unforeseen events and have launched a bounty program which have different bounties as per contribution classification.
As per Microsoft Press release following programs have been initiated :
1. Mitigation Bypass Bounty: Microsoft will pay up to $100,000 USD for truly novel exploitation techniques against protections built into the latest version of our operating system (Windows 8.1 Preview).
2. BlueHat Bonus for Defense: Additionally, Microsoft will pay up to $50,000 USD for defensive ideas that accompany a qualifying Mitigation Bypass submission.
3. Internet Explorer 11 Preview Bug Bounty: Microsoft will pay up to $11,000 USD for critical vulnerabilities that affect Internet Explorer 11 Preview on the latest version of Windows (Windows 8.1 Preview).
Primary question is why they are not hiring and getting their security vulnerabilities fixed ? Aren’t they capable of finding and fixing the issues ?