Microsoft: Please Try Hack Our Linux Operating System

Microsoft has announced a new bounty that invites security researchers to break into its custom Linux operating system powering the Azure Sphere OS.

The company is paying up to $100,000 as part of the Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge, in its turn an expansion of the Azure Security Lab.

While you must enroll in the research program by May 15 this year, the bounty program itself will be available from June 1 to August 31 for accepted applications.

Microsoft says it’s specifically looking for hacks that would allow attackers to gain the ability to execute code on Pluton and on Secure World, and such exploits are rewarded with $100,000.

“This research challenge is focused on the Azure Sphere OS. Vulnerabilities found outside the research initiative scope, including the Cloud portion, may be eligible for the public Azure Bounty Program awards. Physical attacks are out of scope for this research challenge and the public Azure Bounty Program,” the company explai… (read…

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