Redmond pays $25k to hacker who spotted flaw allowing anyone to own your email.
Synack senior security researcher Wesley Wineberg has received US$25,000 from Microsoft for quietly disclosing a bug that allows any Hotmail account to be hijacked.
The cross-site request forgery vulnerability means that any user visiting a malicious page can have their accounts hijacked without further interaction.
The since-patched hole existed in Microsoft Live.com and could have been spun into a dangerous worm, Wineberg says.
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