With little more than a week ahead of the Windows 8.1 rollout, Microsoft said it dished out its biggest ever reward to a British researcher who found a chink in the armor of the new operating system.
James Forshaw uncovered a bug in a preview version of Windows 8.1 that hackers could exploit, according to The Guardian. The London resident is a security researcher by trade.
Microsoft paid Forshaw $100,000, the first time it has paid such a big reward.
Not bad for three and a half weeks of work.
Katie Moussouris, Microsoft senior security strategist, told … Read more