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Google, Microsoft bump bug bounties

Anonymous Coward

Oh, so fixing normal bugs is no longer a priority?

I note with interest that the bug that causes Outlook to utterly ignore whatever mail server you've set and first probe the root of the domain found in the email address has still been left entirely unaddressed.

Never mind that that is a good way of taking over an account (as it does that even AFTER it may have managed to hook up to your server, just in case some hacker wants to change your settings) - nah, it's not in the list that Microsoft wants to talk about this, umm, year?

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Re: Oh, so fixing normal bugs is no longer a priority?

Since when has bug-fixing ever been Microsoft's priority? Where's the public bug tracker? MS does produce some good software but it also seems to treat users with contempt.

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Re: Oh, so fixing normal bugs is no longer a priority?

unfortunately this is only about security bugs, otherwise we'd all be millionaires

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Childcatcher

Re: Oh, so fixing normal bugs is no longer a priority?

Since when has bug-fixing ever been Microsoft's priority?

Any time they feel that they might be liable for the bug. If it is just a matter of annoying, not so much.

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Just so long as they aren't bumping uglies ...

... "MicroGoo" would be the epitome of bad breeding ...

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Mushroom

Waste of effort

The sooner we're rid of this proprietary panopticon cloud crap, the better. Helping them fix bugs only delays the inevitable. Nuke from orbit.

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DrG

Google adding '1337' to its bounty numbers... Trying to relate to the target market ;)

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Bah, cheapskates. Nobody in this town works for less than 2600.

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Anonymous Coward

Bah, cheapskates. Nobody in this town works for less than 2600

Bravo, although I am wondering how many people will get that one :).

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Anonymous Coward

Subtitle: "Googles' rise".

"So, how do those apostrophe things work?" "Oh, just put them wherever you like".

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