Zero-day Windows flaws prized at $20k

A security research company is offering $20,000 for information on undisclosed security flaws in Microsoft's Windows OS.Digital Armaments, which doesn't list a phone number or a headquarters address on its Web site, is offering the money as part of the "Hacker's Challenge" through midnight EST, Feb. 29. The company is also soliciting for flaws in […]

A security research company is offering $20,000 for information on undisclosed security flaws in Microsoft's Windows OS.

Digital Armaments, which doesn't list a phone number or a headquarters address on its Web site, is offering the money as part of the "Hacker's Challenge" through midnight EST, Feb. 29. The company is also soliciting for flaws in what they term "Windows Diffuse Applications."

Submitters need to illustrate a working exploit and document it, according to the company's Web site, which is filled with misspelled words.

There's nothing illegal about paying security researchers for flaws, but it does tend to annoy software companies whose products are affected.

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