Microsoft announced that it will offer a financial reward of $ 100,000 to anyone who can compromise the security of its customized version of the Linux OS operating system.
Microsoft has designed a customized version of Linux last year for the Azure Sphere OS system, designed to work with the chips for its IoT Internet platform.
Microsoft wants to test Azure Sphere OS security, and will pay up to $ 100,000 in the event of a breakout of the Pluton security subsystem, or Secure World mode, according to AIT NEWS, a technical news website.
The Gap Rewards Program is part of a three-month research challenge, running from June 1 to August 31.
It is worth noting that Microsoft had announced the Azure Sphere system at the Build 2019 developer conference.
Some companies, such as Starbucks, have started using the system to secure their store equipment, which obtains information from data points on the type of coffee, the coffee temperature and the quality of the water used in the coffee industry.