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Samsung Paying Hackers Up to $200,000 to Breach Its Devices
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:15:55 PM »
Samsung Paying Hackers Up to $200,000 to Breach Its Devices
7 September 2017, 12:01 pm

Samsung is the latest company that launches a bug bounty program, with the South Koreans paying as much as $200,000 to whoever discovers a critical software vulnerability that would make it possible to compromise one of its devices.

The found vulnerabilities must affect Samsung Mobile devices, services, applications developed and signed by Samsung or third-party companies that are specifically developed for Samsung. All devices need to be fully up-to-date and the impacted services must be currently active.

The list of devices includes the most recent models, like the S8, S7, and Note 8, but also older models released in 2016, like the J3 and the A5. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is also included in the program.

“We take security and privacy issues very seriously; and as an appreciation for helping Samsung Mobile improve the security of our products and minimizing risk to our end-consumers, we are offering a rewards program for eligible security vulnerability reports,” Sam... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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