Microsoft slams security firm's bounty for Windows flaws

Wednesday, 22 February 2006, 2:45 AM EST

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday criticized a security company's recent offer of $10,000 to someone who discovers a Windows flaw that leads to a critical fix, saying the program is not the best way to protect customers. “Microsoft works closely with many security research and security software companies and does not believe that offering compensation for vulnerability information is the best way they can help protect their customers," the company said in an email.

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