Earn Up To $100,000 by Hacking Spartan, Microsoft’s New Browser

Project Spartan is a new browser from Microsoft that will replace Internet Explorer in the next iteration of Windows. Spartan is still in the beta phase of its development so even at official release, the browser could come with a big bunch of bugs and issues. To get it under control beforehand, Microsoft has announced that anybody who can hack the new browser will be paid cash by Microsoft.

With cash for hacking and finding security loopholes, Microsoft is trying to avoid any negative press for its new browser when it launches with Windows 10. Retiring Internet Explorer is a big decision and no wonder the company is anxious to have it all go smoothly.

Payments start from $500 and go up to $100,000

Microsoft is offering up to $15,000 for hackers who can prove that remote code execution is possible on the new browser. The payments start at $500 for those who discover ASLR info disclosure vulnerability. The program will run from 22nd of April to 22nd of June with different payments offered for different security flaw discoveries in the browser. For anyone who wants to give the hacking a try, they will have to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Microsoft says in a blog post:

”Microsoft is also offering up to $100,000 USD to bypass active mitigations (such as ASLR and DEP) in the company’s latest released version of the operating system, and a bonus of up to $50,000 USD for actionable defense techniques to the reported bypass”.

What’s interesting is that the ending date of the bug discovery period is pretty close to July, which is the date that the AMD CEO accidentally mentioned for the release of the Windows 10. So is Windows 10 really going to be released in 3 months? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Ahmed Habib

    We are satisfied w/ windows 7 currently. Before that we had a great time with XP. Don’t think so that windows 10 will get much eyes.

    • Gulab

      im more satisfied with 8.1 and i had used 10 it was to good and waiting for fun

      • Ahmed Habib

        Fyi, I have Windows 8.1 installed too in my laptop hard drive. But, I am not a fan of it as a professional.

  • Sheraz Ak

    start googling “how to hack”

  • Spartan will beat Firefox but Chrome..

    • Mudassar

      No way, Spartan is even poor than IE 11 :( Check its benchmarks :(

      • Gulab

        lol it didnt even come out ur saying is a poor even the ie :D how sick mind is it

        • Mudassar

          @Gulab:

          It’s already available in the latest build of Windows 10 which is available for testing purpose only.

          & if your eyes & hands work, Google about it. Here is an example link for your information.

          http: / / blog . laptopmag . com/project-spartan-benchmarks

          Now rest in peace.

        • Fakhre Alam

          LOL

      • Time will tell..
        I’m sick of Firefox..can’t even hold 4 tabs and crashes after every 10 minutes..

        • Mudassar

          Firefox doesn’t crash that much. However, move to Chrome, you will be quite satisfied.

          • I know Chrome is better but I’ve heard Google steals personal data through Chrome..

            • Mudassar

              Unfortunately, all browsers do this.

              • True but we should be careful with Google products as it is linked with CIA not others…

  • Saad

    10 will be good in performance I believe. Tried technical preview and I was impressed with the new UI

  • At least Microsoft is trying..not like us(Pakistanis) waiting for angraiz to invent stuff so we can use it