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"U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 02, 2016 01:13PM
Announcing what it calls "the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government," the Department of Defense says it's inviting hackers to test the security of its Web pages and networks.

The contest is only for "vetted hackers," the DoD says, which means that anyone hoping to find vulnerabilities in its systems will first need to pass a background check. Participants could win money and recognition for their work, the agency says.

The pilot program is slated to begin in April. And if you're wondering whether the hackers might disrupt a critical piece of the Department of Defense's infrastructure, the agency says that hackers will target a predetermined system that's not part of its critical operations.

According to a list published by the Defense Department, it currently manages 488 websites, which are devoted to everything from the 111th Attack Wing and other military units to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.


[www.npr.org]



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Re: "U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program"
Posted by: hal
Date: March 02, 2016 01:16PM
I sure hope this doesn't end with the pentagon a pile of smoldering ruin
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Re: "U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program"
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 02, 2016 01:37PM
Geez.. as if they were not targeted 100% of the time by millions of bots. "Vetted Hackers"... LOLZ.
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Re: "U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program"
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 03, 2016 02:33AM
Good way to compile a data bank of future contractors with the talent needed to augment existing safeguards.
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Re: "U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program"
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 03, 2016 10:34AM
they have to crack the iPhone encryption....... smiley-laughing001
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Re: "U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program"
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 03, 2016 12:21PM
First thing I thought of after hearing about this was the government is recruiting! patriot smiley



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