Microsoft will have one more chance to patch bugs in IE before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts next month. Pwn2Own, co-sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Google, plans to give $100,000 to the first researcher or team able to compromise IE11 on a Windows 8.1-powered PC. An even larger prize of $150,000 awaits the first to hack the same setup when protected by Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a utility that manually enables anti-exploit technologies.
Pwn2Own runs March 12-13, while Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month is set for March 11.
Microsoft will release next week's security updates on Feb. 11 around 1 p.m. ET.
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