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Microsoft to hackers: Cash for exploit mitigation inventions

As the annual Black Hat hacker conference kicks off here, Microsoft is turning to the hacker community to help mitigate the Windows platform.

The world’s largest software vendor today announced Blue Hat Prize, an academic challenge aimed at generating new ideas for defensive approaches to support computer security. This year, Microsoft is offering $250,000 in cash and prizes to researchers who design a novel one-time mitigation for memory safety vulnerabilities.

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