Intel and Microsoft have launched new bug bounty programs with thousands of dollars on offer for the most dangerous bugs.
Intel revealed the new bug bounty program will be hosted on HackerOne at the CanSecWest security conference on Wednesday. While old hat for companies including Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, the scheme is the first of its kind for the tech giant.
"We want to encourage researchers to identify issues and bring them to us directly so that we can take prompt steps to evaluate and correct them, and we want to recognize researchers for the work that they put in when researching a vulnerability," Intel said. "By partnering constructively with the security research community, we believe we will be better able to protect our customers."