Microsoft has recently added cloud-based storage service OneDrive to the list of services included in the Bounty Program, so security researchers who report vulnerabilities are now eligible for a financial reward that goes up to $15,000 (€13,300).
In an announcement posted on TechNet, Microsoft reveals that OneDrive is covered by the same terms of services as all the other services including the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program, so make sure you read them all before a submission.
To be eligible for a financial reward, you must find a vulnerability included in one of the following categories: XSS, CSRF, insecure direct object references, injection vulnerabilities, server-side code execution, privilege escalation, and significantly security misconfiguration when not caused by users.
“Generally, bounties will be paid for significant web application vulnerabilities found in eligible online service domains. Additionally, in order for submissions to be processed as quickly as possible and to ensure the highest payment for the type of vulnerability being reported, submissions should include concise repro steps that are easily understood,” Microsoft explained.
You must be at least 14 years old to qualify for a financial reward and must not work for Microsoft or another organization that doesn’t allow you to participate in the program.
Microsoft says the addition of OneDrive to the list of supported services for its bounty program is living proof that it’s willing to invest more in security, especially because the number of customers who decide to store their data in the cloud is growing.
And yet, Redmond has also made some changes to OneDrive that more or less forced users to move to a different cloud-based storage service, as it decided to cut the amount of free storage offered to new accounts from 15 GB to 5 GB. Furthermore, the unlimited storage option has also been removed after it found that some users uploaded movies and DVR recordings in the cloud.