Monday, March 13, 2017

How Governments Around the World Are Undermining Citizens' Privacy & Security to Stockpile Cyberweapons [feedly]



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How Governments Around the World Are Undermining Citizens' Privacy & Security to Stockpile Cyberweapons
// Null Byte « WonderHowTo

In a world increasingly regulated by computers, bugs are like real-life cheat codes. They give you the power to break the rules and do good or bad without ever leaving your seat. And government agencies around the world are discovering and stockpiling unreported bugs as cyberweapons to use against anybody they see fit. Bug Bounties & the Way Things Are Supposed to Work Depending on the type of behavior, a bug can be quite valuable to discover, and software companies try to encourage bug reporting by offering to pay IT professionals and hackers a "bug bounty" of up to several thousand dollars... more


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