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U.S. military wants white-hat #hackers to target its #cybersecurity systems

The U.S. military, which continues its interest in bug bounty programs as a way to improve cybersecurity, is launching a new contest next month. Called “Hack the Air Force,” the new program will put certain of the branch’s Web sites up as targets for a set of international hackers who have been vetted by HackerOne , which is running the program. +More on Network World: IBM: Financial services industry bombarded by malware, security threats + The new contest follows on the Hack the Pentagon program last year that netted 138 vulnerabilities, and Hack the Army, which netted 118. The new contest is open to researchers from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand who have been vetted by HackerOne. The countries make up the Five Eyes intelligence alliance that monitors communications worldwide. Registration starts May 15. “We have malicious hackers trying to get in...

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