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Microsoft puts up a $100,000 bounty for critical bugs affecting its Linux-based OS for Azure Sphere.

Microsoft has launched the Azure Sphere Research Challenge, offering approved security researchers individual rewards of up to $100,000 for dangerous exploits that break the security of Azure Sphere, its Linux-based platform for internet-connected (IoT) devices.

Azure Sphere consists of a custom Linux kernel and OS, a connected microcontroller, and a cloud-based security service that ensures IoT devices like fridges and washing machines can be updated and maintained remotely with protections against denial-of-service attacks and rogue software updates.