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Microsoft Wants More Security Researchers to Hack Into Its Cloud

As Microsoft works on cloud security, it’s looking to attract `White Hat’ hackers with rewards and legal guarantees

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Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. has what may sound like a counter-intuitive request: Please try to hack into Azure more often.

The company isn’t encouraging malicious attacks but it does want security researchers to spend more time poking holes in its flagship cloud service so the company can learn about flaws and fix them.