Software Integrity

 

Nintendo launches bug bounty for DS3

Japanese gaming company Nintendo is offering researchers up to $20,000 for critical security vulnerabilities found in its 3DS family of consoles.

Rewards will fall between $100 and $20,000 and per the company “only interested in vulnerability information regarding the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems and … not seeking vulnerability information regarding other Nintendo platforms, network service, or server-related information.”

Nintendo is partnering with HackerOne to execute the bug bounty program. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo have run their own bug bounty programs, while Chrysler, Yelp, Uber and Apple have only recently announced similar programs.