Microsoft Security Research & Defense blog today revealed about the new Xbox Live Avatar awards for security experts. These custom Xbox Live avatar items will be awarded to anyone who completes any track of the BlueHat Challenge. You can win all three avatar items “hacker” T-shirt, “MSRC” T-shirt, “hacker” blue hat.
The challenges are all about fun and trying new things. To sign up for any of the three tracks (reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, design-level web browser manipulation tricks), just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line or in the body of the message, include either [reverse], [vulns], or [web] (or click on any of those three links). Signing up for any of the three tracks will also include instructions on participating in all tracks so you can send just one email to get started.
The Challenge is designed to appeal to a wide range of people, so if the first few sets of problems seem easy, stick with it. They’ll get harder!