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A security researcher recently notified General Motors that they had found a way to circumvent data limits on the OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot systems included in many of its vehicles, grabbing unlimited free Wi-Fi access. The flaw was reported through GM's two-year-old vulnerability disclosure program and was patched within a few days, but it illustrates the complex security problems facing auto manufacturers.

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.