Tuesday, September 10, 2013

US Army Computer Security Flaws

Exclusive: How An Army Computer Security Flaw Got Swept Under The Rug: "...Big private tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft routinely seek out and sometimes pay people like Mark who expose security flaws. Some have set up bounty systems giving any member of the public who finds and reports a bug up to $20,000. The military has no such system. If reporting to a superior goes nowhere, then in reality, there is little recourse for soldiers who discover computer security problems. They could report a bug to the Department of Defense Inspector General, which handles complaints about fraud, waste, and abuse. But that’s not an obvious avenue for computer issues. Moreover, if their superiors found out, they could face retaliation...." (more at link above)

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