Microsoft offers bug hunters $100K to hack its Linux smart home software

    Date 08 May 2020
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Security Privacy Hackers Locks Key 6749

    Researchers have three months to find problems in the software for net-connected devices like baby monitors and refrigerators.

    Microsoft wants Azure Sphere to be a really secure foundation for internet of things devices like webcams and garage doors, so it's offering researchers up to $100,000 to find a way to break into the technology. Azure Sphere combines an approved processor with Microsoft's own customized version of Linux called Sphere OS and a security service to detect problems and issue updates.

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