The Washington DC White House in the United States.
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“If you're reading this, we need your help building back better”, this is the recently hidden message on one of the pages of the White House website.
As reported by BFMTV, the administration of the new President of the United States Joe Biden is seeking to recruit new experts in computer security.
"In hidden message [within HTML code] on @WhiteHouse website, @JoeBiden calls for coders" 💻
"If you're reading this, we need your help building back better ..." https://t.co/cNlaVjkLRa pic .twitter.com / 2FZDx0ZR1D
- Brian Solis (@briansolis) January 20, 2021
In the HTML code, next to the concealed sentence, a link points to the US Digital Service, a branch responsible for simplifying the digital services of the US administration.
All those who have detected the invitation will be able to submit an application spontaneously.
While cyber attacks are more and more frequent each year, it seems normal that one of the most influential countries on the planet seeks to protect itself against them.
The United States is also often targeted, as the Solarwinds attack attests.
The rise of ethical hackers
Attributed to Russia, this hack affected several administrations of capital importance, such as the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department, the Pentagon, and even the agency of the Ministry of Energy, which manages the stockpile of nuclear weapons. .
Over time, many governments and companies have learned to work hand in hand with "white" hackers (also called "white hat", or "ethical hackers"), responsible for finding computer vulnerabilities before malicious people exploit them.
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