Scam of the day – May 13, 2017 – Air Force invites white hat hackers

Beginning May 15th white hat hackers can enroll in the “Hack the Air Force” event sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, which will be managed by HackerOne which operates numerous white hat hacking programs for many major companies and the United States government.  White hat hackers from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are eligible to participate in this program under which the Air Force will pay a bounty for vulnerabilities identified.  In a previous “Hack the Pentagon” program $75,000 in prizes was paid out to successful white hat hackers.

For many companies and government agencies, bug bounty programs such as this are a valuable way to obtain critical information necessary to increase their computer security.

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If you are interested in registering for the “Hack the Air Force” program, you can register by going to the website of HackerOne at this link after May 15th  https://www.hackerone.com/resources/hack-learn-earn

The actual competition will start on May 30th.