Friday August 22, 2014

Facebook Awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

I was hoping this $50,000 prize was for developing a way to defend the internet against Facebook. Sadly, I was mistaken.

Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications. Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz from Ruhr-Universitأ¤t Bochum in Germany on Wednesday won the new cash award for a paper outlining how to find flaws hackers could exploit.

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