Microsoft has introduced a brand new bounty that invitations safety researchers to interrupt into its customized Linux working system powering the Azure Sphere OS.

The firm is paying as much as $100,000 as a part of the Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge, in its flip an enlargement of the Azure Security Lab.

While it’s essential to enroll within the analysis program by May 15 this 12 months, the bounty program itself might be obtainable from June 1 to August 31 for accepted purposes.

Microsoft says it’s particularly on the lookout for hacks that might enable attackers to achieve the flexibility to execute code on Pluton and on Secure World, and such exploits are rewarded with $100,000.

“This analysis problem is concentrated on the Azure Sphere OS. Vulnerabilities discovered exterior the analysis initiative scope, together with the Cloud portion, could also be eligible for the general public Azure Bounty Program awards. Physical assaults are out of scope for this analysis problem and the general public Azure Bounty Program,” the corporate explains.

Microsoft and bug bounty applications

Microsoft is betting large on bounty applications to enhance the safety of its software program, and till now, the corporate launched related applications for a number of key merchandise, together with Windows, Microsoft Edge browser, and Microsoft Office.

Researchers are awarded bounties of as much as $30,000 for essential vulnerabilities in Edge browser and as much as $15,000 in the event that they discover flaws in Office Insider builds. On the opposite hand, a essential RCE flaw in Microsoft Hyper-V is rewarded with as much as $250,000.

“Microsoft acknowledges safety will not be a one-and-done occasion. Risks should be mitigated persistently over the lifetime of a always rising array of units and providers. Engaging the safety analysis group to analysis for high-impact vulnerabilities earlier than the dangerous guys do is a part of the holistic strategy Azure Sphere is taking to reduce the danger,” the corporate says.

If you need to apply for the brand new analysis program, it’s essential to submit your utility on this web page.