Find a Critical Windows Flaw, Win $10k

VeriSign subsidiary iDefense has launched what it calls a "Quarterly Hacking Challenge" that offers monetary rewards for those discovering security vulnerabilities. For this quarter, iDefense is offering up $10,000 to anyone who finds a critical vulnerability that leads to the publication of a Microsoft Security Bulletin.

"In order to qualify, the submission must be sent during the current quarter and be received by midnight EST on March 31, 2006," the company said in a news posting. "The $10,000 prizes will be paid out following the publication of the Microsoft Security Bulletin and will be paid in addition to any amount paid for the vulnerability when it is initially accepted."

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