Microsoft Bounty Programs

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Calling all Microsoft friends, hackers, and researchers! Do you want to help us protect customers, making some of our most popular products better… and earn money doing so? Step right up!

Microsoft offers direct payments in exchange for reporting certain types of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques. To see full bounty terms, go here.

Microsoft has championed many initiatives to advance security and to help protect our customers, including the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process and Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD). We formed industry collaboration programs such as the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR), and created the BlueHat Prize to encourage research into defensive technologies. Since June 2013, we have also offered bounties for certain classes of vulnerabilities reported to us. These bounty programs help Microsoft harness the collective intelligence and capabilities of security researchers to help protect customers. Some bounty offerings are time limited so please refer to the table below for complete information on each program.

Take a look at the active programs below and review the program details at each link. If you have a vulnerability that might be a match for one of our bounty programs, please contact us at secure@microsoft.com with details.

Happy Hunting!
Microsoft Security Response Center
2018-7-17
Ongoing
Vulnerability reports on Identity services, including Microsoft Account, Azure Active Directory, or select OpenID standards.
Up to $100,000 USD
2018-03-14
2018-12-31
A novel category or exploit method for a Speculative Execution Side Channel vulnerability
Up to $250,000 USD
2017-07-26
Ongoing
Critical and important vulnerabilities in Windows Insider Preview
Up to $15,000 USD
2017-07-26
Ongoing
Critical vulnerabilities in Windows Defender Application Guard
Up to $30,000 USD
2017-05 -31
Ongoing
Critical remote code execution, information disclosure and denial of services vulnerabilities in Hyper-V
Up to $250,000 USD
2016-08-04
Ongoing
Critical remote code execution and design issues in Microsoft Edge in Windows Insider Preview fast
Up to $15,000 USD
2013-06-26
Ongoing
Novel exploitation techniques against protections built into the latest version of the Windows operating system. Additionally, defensive ideas that accompany a Mitigation Bypass submission.
Up to $100,000 USD (plus up to an additional $100,000)
2017-03-15
Ongoing
Vulnerabilities on Office Insider
Up to $15,000 USD
2016-09-01
Ongoing
Vulnerability reports on .NET Core and ASP.NET Core RTM and future builds (see link for program details)
Up to $15,000 USD
2014-09-23
Ongoing
Vulnerability reports on applicable Microsoft cloud services
Up to $15,000 USD