This weekend, a security consultant detailed what he believed were serious vulnerabilities in Uber's software - and his disbelief that the company's bug bounty program refused to pay him for his research. Unfortunately, it's a story without heroes.
A pair of hackers discovered a vulnerability in Air Force software that allowed them to gain access to the US Department of Defence's unclassified network - a find that earned them more than $US10,000, the largest payout ever in a US government bug bounty program.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.