July 5, 2016

HILLARY HAD THE ONLY SAFE SERVER:

Meet David Dworken, the teenager who hacked the Pentagon (Anna Mulrine, JULY 5, 2016, CS Monitor)

Within 13 minutes of urging hackers to take their best shot at the Pentagon's public websites, the US government's first-ever bug bounty program had its first submission.

Just six hours later, hackers had already uncovered nearly 200 vulnerabilities in the Department of Defense's networks.

Already a staple for companies such as Google and Facebook, the bug bounty program - which pays friendly hackers to do the sorts of things that recreational hackers might do for fun, and that criminals like to do for far more nefarious purposes - was so successful that Pentagon officials say that they are considering another bug bounty program for later this year. Other federal agencies, they add, would do well to follow their lead. 

The chance to hack the feds drew a wide variety of comers, including David Dworken, 18, who has been a fan of bug bounty programs since middle school. He did it for the T-shirts initially.

Posted by at July 5, 2016 11:19 AM

  

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