Pentagon honors teen hacker for exposing department’s online flaws

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Date: June 19th, 2016

hackedWASHINGTON DC – An 18-year-old recent high school graduate was one of two people singled out by the Pentagon for hacking into its website and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he was thankful — to the hackers.

Carter met with the teen, David Dworken, and another hacker, Craig Arendt, the two who identified the highest number of potential vulnerabilities in several Defense Department websites, including its main one, www.defense.gov.

The hackers were participating in the Pentagon’s first “bug bounty,” where it asked those with computer hacking capabilities to investigate five public websites and identify potential lapses in security where a nefarious hacker could do damage.

If those participating identify a legitimate security breach, they earn a bounty.  Source

A man of his word.

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One Response to “Pentagon honors teen hacker for exposing department’s online flaws”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    And yet those of us who go to work every day, care for our families, obey the laws and strive to live within our means not only don’t get “honored” for our American ethics, we are REQUIRED to sit quietly by while our gov’t EMPLOYEES honor hackers, appease terrorists, spend us into oblivion and DEMAND that we allow ourselves to be sitting ducks by systematically taking away our rights to defend ourselves.

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