Microsoft to offer $100000 dollars to hackers, if they could hack its custom Linux OS


The major Software firm, Microsoft, said that they are willing to shed off $100000 to all those hackers who can hack the custom Linux OS of the company. Microsoft had built a custom OS last year for its Azure Sphere OS, which was made especially for the IoT of some specialized chips. This powerful combination makes sure that apps and other services can run in isolation in a sandbox, so it offers strong protection, as per Company.

Now, the firm wants to test the security of their software, so it has rather given an opportunity to the hackers, and this type of thing does not happen that frequently, where hackers get paid, instead of legal action. This is an open challenge put by the company and it is open for 3 months from 1st June to 31st August.

Azure Sphere is one of the most ambitious projects of Microsoft, and CEO Satya Nadela has emphasized that they would be chasing billions of IoT gadgets over the decade and the Azure Sphere is the main portion of this mission, so as to control all those devices and also keep them secured. This can also be termed as a mega push by the firm to create and win a world beyond windows.


1 thought on “Microsoft to offer $100000 dollars to hackers, if they could hack its custom Linux OS”

  1. I appreciate that Azure Sphere OS, serves an entirely different purpose than a traditional Desktop OS. Microsoft should feel fortunate that millions of users are either: “locked in” to Windows OS by their employer, are “locked in” by the applications they use, or are just captive because they are not convinced there is an alternative, except the pricey Apple hardware. The Apple hardware is running an OS that was derived from Linux, as the Azure Sphere OS is derived from Linux. The only way I personally can describe Windows OS, is “Inexcusable”. No future update is likely to make it any better, and so the code base needs to be scrapped. Since Microsoft has some of the world’s very best programmers, I cannot believe they are a problem. My opinion is the problems arise from legacy issues, code bloat, government interference, and insufficient control of the hardware platforms Windows is installed on. Time to start again with a blank sheet of paper?


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