This year’s qualifying round opens up on the 27th of May. It’s a “first in best dressed” competition as more points are awarded for finishing early. The top 150 scores get to participate in the weekend conference in July at the University of Waikato. To participate you need to register asap (link)
Apple may be giving its customers peace of mind with a newly released fix for its FaceTime security bug, but at least one user is getting something more: money for discovering the vulnerability.
Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old in Arizona, stumbled upon the hack last month when he was calling a friend to play the videogame Fortnite. When his friend didn’t pick up the FaceTime call, he added a second friend to the group call, which caused the original call to “pick up” even though his friend didn’t answer, according to multiple reports.
The security flaw let Thompson eavesdrop on the other line.
And he re-created the hack several times with his friends and his mum to confirm the existence of the bug, he said. (read more)
An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the world’s largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said. (read more)