Intel Expands Its Bug Bounty Program for Spectre Security Flaws with New Awards

The tech giant launched its bug bounty program last year in March to encourage hackers and security researchers to discover potential flaws in its processors, such as the recently unearthed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affect all CPUs made in the last two decades. While Intel is still struggling to release updated microcode firmware for all of its processors, it announced that it wants to expand its bug bounty program until December 31, 2018, with a new offering that would help them discover better fixes for side channel vulnerabilities like Spectre.