The public bug bounty program is the government's first.
Hackers are a company's best last line of defense, and paying them to find security vulnerabilities is an increasingly common practice among all manner of companies, from Uber to GM.
'This would be the same as if the attacker was sitting at your computer typing on the computer.'
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A fan alerted the singer's management team after personal photos were posted in a closed Facebook group.
'While not all hacking incidents may result in a risk to safety, it is important that consumers take appropriate steps to minimize risk.'
Ryan Collins of Lancaster has been charged with computer hacking for leaking nude selfies of celebrities. He could face 18 months in prison.
A Trend Micro spokesman said, 'If I hack a vibrator it's just fun. But if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer.'
Looking back at the scandal surrounding the dating site for married people, the famed computer programmer wonders if anyone besides the CEO actually got laid.
The comedian is thoughtful with his take on the nuances around encryption.
Security experts estimate that ransoms total hundreds of millions of dollars a year from cyber criminals, who typically target Windows users.
While companies work out the kinks in self-driving vehicles' algorithms, hackers are still a huge concern.
While the government is keeping sensitive systems off-limits, this will hopefully identify vulnerabilities that in-house experts wouldn't catch.