Captain's Log Stardate -314304.27
Do you want to earn from hacking? Well if your answer is yes, then better start dusting off your books as Philippine Senator Allan Peter Cayetano recently filed a resolution setting aside P100 million as an incentive to anyone who can convincingly demonstrate the weakness of the approved automated poll system that will be used in the upcoming Philippine election in year 2010.
Cayetano, in a press conference, said that any IT Security
expert can establish that the automated poll systems to be used in the 2010 polls is not secure, then the Philippines' Commission on Elections (COMELEC) should cancel the contract, save P11 billion and sue for damages the contractor in the event of such successful hacking.
Cayetano said the resolution was in response to a statement by a Commissions of Elections official challenging cyber security experts to test the system for weaknesses.
"The most effective way to test if indeed a system is credible, reliable and tamper-proof or fraud-proof is to offer a sizable prize to whoever can hack and convincingly show the weaknesses of the system, Cayetano said in his draft resolution. "To make the said incentive system work, there is a need to authorize the Commission on Elections to set aside the amount not exceeding P100 million to be utilized as a prize money for the said successful hacker," he said.
If you want to join Senator Cayetano's challenge, you must first learn Ethical Hacking. Being a hacker is just that ---being a hacker.
Ethical Hackers are different though, these are guys that test the vulnerability of a network of a company from attacks. They are authorized and recognized by governments here and abroad. The EC-Council is currently offering classes online to become the perfect hacker our good senator needs.
Some of their course offerings include:
Enroll now online at EC-Council and lets earn that P100 million.
*Computer end log*