by fangjun9608 on October 23, 2013 - 10:19pm
This article is pretty interesting because of the fact that a hacker is awarded by a lot of money. This is the first time I have heard this kind of thing I mean why can’t the developers of a company test their new software themselves.
This article is about a hacker that has been awarded over 100,000$ for finding a bug in a Microsoft software. He found out that there was a loophole in in windows and told Microsoft about it. He was then awarded the prize money. The article also mentioned that Microsoft paid a lot of money in order to ensure that their software is definitely safe to use .Also, apparently, government and criminals group pays up to 1 million to hackers to checker their software if it’s safe.
Personally, I feel it is not necessary because I feel that the developers could have tried to find a bug themselves since they are specialist in computer science and I do not feel the employment of a hacker is necessary. Also, I think the references in this text are well used because they are extremely viable since they are the company’s information.