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Nintendo’s HackerOne program extended to Switch; first bounties paid

Posted on April 11, 2017 by (@OnePunchMaz) in 3DS, News, Switch

In December of last year, Nintendo announced that it teamed up with HackerOne in order to find security flaws and vulnerabilities concerning the 3DS. Anyone can submit a report detailing such flaws, and if Nintendo deems it significant enough, they will pay the person who submitted the report a bounty ranging from $100 to $20,000, depending on various factors.

Last month, Nintendo extended this deal to include Switch security flaws, specifically the following:


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

It seems like the program is working, since today Nintendo has rewarded three people with a bounty (the sum was not disclosed).


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  • Josh

    I feel like the type of people that are hacking the switch (the gbatemp crowd) are pretty much in this for the community, and if they were trying to make cash off of finding bugs they would look elsewhere.

    • jimmy

      Its not about the cash and they don’t give a fudge about the community, some are curious others are d*cks, like the ones who give their pokemon impossible stats and attacks

    • They’re in it for the community and for the piracy, which is why things like USBloader and the FreeShop exist.

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  • Exy

    It’s always fun to see comments from naive people and children crying that Nintendo is taking proactive steps to fix security flaws like their clients expect them to.