Hackathon challenge;Samsung to Reward researchers up to $200,000 per vulnerability discovered in their systems
Many companies give out rewards for vulnerabilities found in their software, and Samsung is now joining those ranks. The Korean tech company’s Mobile Security Rewards Program has just gone public, enabling security researchers to receive awards of up to $200,000 per bug found.
The Mobile Security Rewards Program first materialized in January 2016 as a pilot, but it’s only just become official. Rewards will be handed out to those who can find potential vulnerabilities within the latest versions of Samsung’s Mobile Services, including Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Pass, and more, in all Samsung devices that receive monthly or quarterly security updates. That amounts to 38 devices in total. Researchers can receive up to $200,000 for a single bug discovered, which is about on par with what other tech companies are offering.
If you’re a security researcher who’s interested in doing this, check out Samsung’s mobile security site in the source below. Hack away!