[ISN] Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/06/former_ms_bug_bounty_program_developer_forced_into_paris_laptop_decryption/ By John Leyden The Register 6 Jan 2015 Paris airport security went one step further than simply asking a security expert to power up her laptop – they requested she type in her password to decrypt her hard drive and log into the machine. Katie Moussouris, chief policy officer at HackerOne, and best known as the woman behind Microsoft’s Bug Bounty Program, was en route back to the US from the CCC hacking conference. She complied with the request in order not to miss her flight. The computer never left her possession and the security agent never fully explained the request, according to Moussouris, and there’s no question that HackerOne customers’ vulnerability reports were exposed – no exploits were stored on the device. Nonetheless, the incident at Charles de Gaulle airport has sparked a lively debate among privacy and security advocates. Moussouris has put together a blog post explaining her experience: […]




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