Microsoft pays bounty to hack expert

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ref="http://www.cityam.com/company/microsoft">Microsoft is paying a hacking expert more than $100,000 for finding security holes in its software, one of the largest such bounties awarded to date by a high-tech company. James Forshaw, who heads vulnerability research at London-based security consulting firm Context Information Security, won Microsoft’s first $100,000 bounty for identifying a new "exploitation technique" in Windows, which will allow it to develop defences against an entire class of attacks.