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”.