Microsoft Offering Up to $250,000 for Identifying Chip Bugs Like Specter, Meltdown
Microsoft Offering forth up to $250,000 (generally Rs. 1.6 crores) for distinguishing bugs that are like the Meltdown and Specter CPU defects.
The offering is a piece of Microsoft’s new constrained time bug abundance program for “theoretical execution” side-channel vulnerabilities.
“This new class of vulnerabilities was unveiled in January 2018 and spoke to a noteworthy progression in the exploration in this field,” Microsoft said in a blog entry on Wednesday.
“In acknowledgment of that danger condition change, we are propelling an abundance program to empower inquire about into the new class of powerlessness and the alleviations Microsoft has set up to help moderate this class of issues,” it included.
“Theoretical execution is really another class of vulnerabilities, and we expect that exploration is as of now in progress investigating new assault techniques,” said Phillip Misner, a security amass chief at Microsoft.
The bug abundance program is open till December 31.
Intel as of late affirmed a report about a potential security defect in its chips that is defenseless against hacking.
As per security analysts, two CPU-level vulnerabilities Specter and Meltdown have influenced most chips made over the most recent two decades by Intel, and additionally some by AMD and ARM Holdings.
Following the news of the bugs getting out, all real tech players, for example, Microsoft, Google, Apple, including Intel, discharged security patches to help shield clients from potential information burglary.
(This Story Originating From NDTV)