The “Hack the Pentagon” competition asks digital locksmiths to try and penetrate the fortress’ security and find vulnerabilities.
Registration is now open and the pilot program runs from April 18 to May 12.
The contest also gives hackers a free pass to infiltrate government websites that would normally carry the risk of severe punishments.
The contest is led by the Defense Digital Service, a new arm of the Pentagon created in November to “improve the Department’s technological agility and solve its most complex IT problems.”
Apply to enter here, assuming you want to give the US government your details.
6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Alaska – USGS
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked the Alaskan Peninsula, 100 kilometers from Chignik Lake, the USGS has said, quoting the Alaska Earthquake center. The depth of the quake was about 18 kilometers. The epicenter was about 48 kilometers east of Port Heiden on the peninsula. Two large aftershocks with magnitudes 3.6 and 3.8 occurred within 10 minutes of the initial quake.