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Published December 7, 2016

In order to improve the security of the 3DS, Nintendo will be paying hackers to help inform them about vulnerabilities in their handheld system.

Through¬†HackerOne¬†which is a platform that offers bounties for providing vulnerability and bug information and is said to be offering rewards in range from $100 to $20,000 USD for reports of the 3DS security weaknesses. Nintendo’s HackerOne “Bug Bounty Program” is strictly interested in receiving information tied to 3DS, with the desire to prevent various activities, including piracy, cheating, and the “dissemination of inappropriate content to children.”

The size of the reward is contingent upon “the importance of the information and the quality of the report.” The more severe the vulnerability, the higher the reward. Only one reward will be given for each qualifying vulnerability that is reported.

 

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