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Congratulations and New Swag Awards for the Top MSRC 2022 Q1 Security Researchers!

Today, we are excited to recognize this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard and share new swag awards and improvements to the leaderboard. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2022 Q1 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Yuki Chen, William Söderberg, …

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Expanding High Impact Scenario Awards for Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs

We are excited to announce the addition of scenario-based bounty awards to the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Bounty Program and M365 Bounty Program. Through these new scenario-based bounty awards, we encourage researchers to focus their research on vulnerabilities that have the highest potential impact on customer privacy and security. Awards increase by up to …

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On-Premises Servers Products are Here! Introducing the Applications and On-Premises Servers Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft is excited to announce the addition of Exchange on-premises, SharePoint on-premises, and Skype for Business on-premises to the Applications and On-Premises Servers Bounty Program.  Through this expanded program, we encourage researchers to discover and report high-impact security vulnerabilities to help protect customers. We offer awards up to $26,000 USD for eligible submissions. The following …

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Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2021 Q4 Security Researchers!

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2021 Q4 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: rezer0dai (780 points), Callum Carney (750 points), and wtm (615 points)! In addition to our regular leaderboard, we …

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Expanding the Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program

The Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program offers public thanks and recognition to security researchers who help protect our customers through discovering and sharing security vulnerabilities under Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. Today, we are expanding the program to recognize more security researchers in more ways for their contributions to protecting customers, and we published the first new leaderboard …

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New High Impact Scenarios and Awards for the Azure Bounty Program

Microsoft is excited to announce new Azure Bounty Program awards up to $60,000 to encourage and reward vulnerability research focused on the highest potential impact to customer security. These increased awards are a part of our ongoing investment in partnership with the security research community, and an important part of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending …

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Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2021 Q3 Security Researchers!

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s MSRC Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2021 Q3 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: BugHunter010 (840 points), Callum Carney (828 points), and Nir Ohfeld (525 points)! Each quarterly leaderboard …

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Power Platform is Here! Introducing the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft is excited to announce the addition of Power Platform to the newly rebranded Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Bounty Program. Through this expanded program, we encourage researchers to discover and report high impact security vulnerabilities they may find in the new Power Platform scope to help protect customers. We offer awards up to $20,000 …

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Announcing the Launch of the Azure SSRF Security Research Challenge

Microsoft is excited to announce the launch of a new, three-month security research challenge under the Azure Security Lab initiative. The Azure Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) Research Challenge invites security researchers to discover and share high impact SSRF vulnerabilities in Microsoft Azure. Qualified submissions are eligible for bounty rewards up to $60,000 USD, with additional …

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2021 年 MSRC 最優秀セキュリティ研究者の表彰

MSRC 研究者表彰プログラムは、協調的な脆弱性の公開に基づくセキュリティの脆弱性の発見と共有を通じてお客様を保護するすることに貢献してくれた研究者に、感謝の意と謝辞を公表します。本日は、各レポートの Impact (影響)、Accuracy (正確性)、Volume (量) に基づいた、今年の最優秀セキュリティ研究者 (MVRs) を表彰します。