This month’s roundup is short and sweet, but expect quite a few links to blockchain posts over the coming weeks. Reminder for science writers and East Coasters: I’ll also be speaking on a panel on getting paid/dealing with delinquent clients at ScienceWriters 2018 in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 13. Read more about it here: https://sciencewriters2018.org/sessions/how-get-paid-dealing-delinquent-clients.
British and Canadian Governments Accidentally Exposed Passwords and Security Plans to the Entire Internet (The Intercept) The governments of the United Kingdom and Canada misconfigured pages on Trello and exposed details of security plans as well as passwords for servers.
Reporter’s Briefing: Bug Bounties and Vulnerability Disclosure Programs (Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism) Many companies are crowdsourcing their security in order to fix system vulnerabilities before attackers exploit them. Here’s what business journalists need to know.