Monday April 18, 2016

Pentagon Will Reward Hackers Who Find Security Problems on Its Websites

There is a new "Hack The Pentagon" bug bounty program out now that, instead of netting you prison time, you can win $150,000. I'm not sure what kind of hacker will submit to a background check but you never know. Thanks to fightingfi for the link.

The "Hack the Pentagon" bug bounty program begins today and will run until May 12. During that window, hackers will try to find vulnerabilities in the Defense Department's public websites to win $150,000. For a group usually averse to providing personal information, there is a catch. Every participant in the program has to agree to a background check before participating in the program.