Thursday, July 16, 2015

Young technical researcher in FL wins a million miles from United for uncovering security flaw


A web security researcher. Jordan Wiens, from Florida, has won 1 million flier miles from United in a contest to find vulnerabilities in the airline’s security, Reuters story link here
  
Jordan’s own account of the event, much of which must remain confidential in detail, is here. Wired has a story here

Jordan apparently works in Melbourne FL, just south of the Kennedy Space Center, which I by chance visited Saturday.  I used USAir/American and was not aware that airlines had these kinds of “contests”.


 

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