Google pays bug hunters for finding Windows flaw

You might think Microsoft would be the one handing out awards to those who report security vulnerabilities in Windows, but yesterday it was Google that paid $5,000 to a pair who found one such problem.
Along with the release of the final, stable version of Chrome 22, Google announced that it’s paying the bug bounty to Eetu Luodemaa and Joni Vahamaki of Documill for finding a memory corruption issue in Windows.
The award is part of a revised Chrome bug bounty policy in which Google pays for more than just Chrome bugs. “Occasionally, we issue special rewards for bugs outside of Chrome,…

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