Stripe's Capture The Flag 2.0 - A Hands On Contest For App Developers To Test Their Security Know-How
Online payment company Stripe launched a very cool online contest today that plays off the computer security world’s well-known war game: Capture the Flag.
In Stripe’s version, app developers discover and try to exploit vulnerabilities in mock web apps. The contest launched at noon today and in the first six hours 4,500 people signed up. The contest will be live for a week. After that, the company plans to release the source code so people can analyze or run it themselves.
Now this is what the security space needs — a way to get developers into something that is fun but also helps them learn about how to make their web apps more secure. Stripe’s focus is on making it easy for developers to accept credit cards. So it makes sense that the company has an interest in helping developers strengthen their security skills.
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