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USAF Launches Third Military Bug Bounty Program

The U.S. Air Force has announced the third iteration of a program aiming to identify vulnerabilities within the military's cyber space.

The Hack the Air Force 3.0 bug bounty program invites computer experts from 191 countries to examine USAF websites for weaknesses through Nov. 22, the branch said Monday.

This year's edition of the program will focus on applications recently transitioned into a USAF-operated cloud platform.

Participants will receive at least $5K for every critical vulnerability detected and possible increases depending on overall impact to the system.

The program builds on the Defense Department's Hack the Pentagon effort that the Defense Digital Service administered in 2016.

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