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Microsoft Bluehat Contest - $250,000 to be won


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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:17 AM

Microsoft has launched a $250,000 contest for researchers who develop defensive security technologies that deal with entire classes of exploits.

The inaugural Microsoft BlueHat Prize contest challenges security researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed to prevent the exploitation of memory safety vulnerabilities. The solution considered to be the most innovative by the Microsoft BlueHat Prize board will be presented the grand prize of US $200,000. The entries are to be submitted between August 3rd 2011 to midnight Pacific Time on April 1st 2012.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/237301/microsoft_announces_bluehat_contest_for_better_security_solutions.html
http://www.microsoft.com/security/bluehatprize/

Edited by Romeo29, 04 August 2011 - 11:18 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:26 PM

hmm... sounds like a great offer but if I was expert enough to accomplish this I wouldn't show ANYBODY a lick of source code unless they sighed MASSIVE NDAs!!! What's to stop Microsoft from incorporation the applicants ingenious technology/code into their own product if it's simply submitted to them in source? If compiled and you say win... would this not mean Microsoft wishes to purchase/incorporate into their software? Very interesting contest and a great way to harvest talent...

PS just make sure to protect your source/technology !!! It could be worth a hell of a lot more than $200,000 !!! Hire a Lawyer!!! B)

Edited by HiroPro, 06 August 2011 - 10:31 PM.





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