Microsoft challenges hackers to crack its custom version of Linux

Microsoft wants to shore up its custom version of Linux, Azure Sphere OS, and so is challenging hackers to crack the security of the operating system, offering a reward of up to $100,000 (around £80,000, AU$155,000) for the details of a successful exploit.

Azure Sphere is a solution designed for Internet of Things devices, comprising of the aforementioned lightweight Linux-based OS, plus a hardware platform, and cloud security components, all tied together and aiming to provide a tight level of security for connected gadgets of all kinds.

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