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Friday, November 11, 2011

Microsoft Blue Hat Prize Contest for Hackers


The Microsoft BlueHat Prize contest is designed to generate new ideas for defensive approaches to support computer security. As part of our commitment to a more secure computing experience, we hope to inspire security researchers to develop innovative solutions intended to address serious security threats.


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. Important information:
  • Entries will be accepted and must be received by email to between August 3, 2011 to midnight Pacific Time on April 1, 2012.
  • The winning entry will be announced at Black Hat USA 2012.
  • Submitters retain all rights to the intellectual property in the content they submit and Microsoft has the right to license that content.


  • First prize: $200,000 (USD)
  • Second prize: $50,000 (USD)
  • Third prize: MSDN Universal subscription valued at $10,000 (USD)


  • To enter, send an email to include your technical description and prototype as outlined in the official rules.
  • The Microsoft BlueHat Prize board will reply with additional information applicants will need to submit a complete entry.

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