Friday January 06, 2017

FTC Announces $25,000 Internet of Things Security Challenge

The FTC wants your ideas on how to make IoT devices more secure and they are offering a cash prize of $25,000. I don't think they liked my "quit hooking refrigerators and toasters to the internet you idiots" submission.

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is challenging the public to create an innovative tool that will help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities in the software of home devices connected to the Internet of Things. The agency is offering a cash prize of up to $25,000 for the best technical solution, with up to $3,000 available for up to three honorable mention winner(s).