US Navy caught trying to buy zero-day security flaws

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has spotted the US Navy publicly soliciting people to sell security vulnerabilities to well-known software, so that the US government can build backdoors into the software.

On a page posted to government agency contracting website FedBizOpps, which was deleted shortly after being highlighted by the EFF, the US Navy said the US government needs “to have access to vulnerability intelligence, exploit reports and operational exploit binaries affecting widely used and relied upon commercial software”.

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