Last December, Nintendo announced that it will be teaming up with HackerOne to seek out security flaws and vulnerabilities concerning the Nintendo 3DS. Anybody around the world could submit a report to Nintendo detailing what flaws they have found and if Nintendo considered the report to be important enough, they would pay that person a bounty ranging $100- $20,000 depending on the severity of the Security flaw among other factors.

The deal between Nintendo & HackerOne has extended onto the Nintendo Switch last month to also pick out security flaws. This includes the following:

  • System vulnerabilities regarding Nintendo Switch
    • Privilege escalation from userland
    • Kernel takeover
    • ARM® TrustZone® takeoverVulnerabilities regarding Nintendo-published applications for Nintendo SwitcUserland takeover

Nintendo have rewarded a bounty to three people already that have found security flaws so it is good to see they are honoring their side of the bargain. It has not been disclosed how much either person has received nor the total amount. If you would like to know more of what is entailed or would like to participate in the program, you can find out more via HackerOne’s Website here.

Source: HackerOne

By Mike Scorpio

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