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  Microsoft pays out $100,000 to hacker who exposed Windows security flaws
Time: 14:01 EST/19:01 GMT | News Source: The Independent | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Software giant Microsoft has revealed it is paying a hacker over $100,000 (£62,760) to find security holes in its products. Well-known British hacking expert, and head of vulnerability research at London-based consulting firm Context Information Security, James Forshaw was awarded one of Microsoft’s biggest bounties after he identified a new “exploitation technique” in Windows operating systems. According to a blog post written by Katie Moussouris, senior security strategist at Microsoft Security Response Centre, he received another $9,400 for identifying security glitches in a preview release of Internet Explorer 11. His findings have allowed Microsoft to create defences against an entire class of attacks.

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