Intel has increased the award for discovering new vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Specter.
What is known
The search for vulnerabilities for rewards can now be done by anyone, not just by invitation. The award for finding the main vulnerabilities is $ 100 thousand. Also, the second program to find third-party vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Specter is open. The reward for the search for such vulnerabilities increases to $ 250 thousand.
Increased reward for the search for similar exploits is associated with the complexity of their demonstration. Since unlike purely software attacks, they require a lot of effort. The offer is valid until December 31, 2018.
Intel promises that the vulnerability scan program will only expand, and in 2018 the company will release protected chips.