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Nintendo Will Pay You to Find 3DS Vulnerabilities

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:42 pm

Well this is quite an interesting story! Nintendo plans to PAY you for finding vulnerabilities on the 3DS!

Nintendo will pay rewards to the first reporter of qualifying vulnerability information ranging from $100 USD to $20,000 USD. Only one reward per qualifying piece of vulnerability information will be awarded. Nintendo will determine at its discretion whether the vulnerability information qualifies for a reward as well as the amount of any such reward. Nintendo does not disclose how the reward amount is calculated. Vulnerability information that is already known to Nintendo or the public, for example, does not qualify for a reward. Rewards will not be issued to individuals who are on sanction lists, or who are in countries on sanction lists.

The reward amount depends on the importance of the information and the quality of the report. In general, the importance of the information is higher if the vulnerability is severe, easy-to-exploit, etc.

A report is evaluated to be high quality if you show that the vulnerability is exploitable by providing a proof of concept (functional exploit code is even better). If you don’t yet have a proof of concept, or functional exploit code, we still encourage you to report to us sooner rather than later such that you do not to lose the opportunity to become the first reporter; you can then submit a proof of concept or functional exploit code later (within three (3) weeks of the initial report) and it will be considered to be a part of the report.

The reward will be paid after the reported vulnerability has been fixed by Nintendo, but no later than four (4) months after Nintendo has confirmed the reported vulnerability.

Nintendo will not disclose to the public the amount of any reward distributed by Nintendo.

This is a pretty weird semi-turn-around for Nintendo. But it is a pretty good way to tie up those loose ends there and make sort of a compromise.


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Re: Nintendo Will Pay You to Find 3DS Vulnerabilities

Post by Candy Cane Polar on Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:52 am

i need to find ways to break my 3ds.
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Re: Nintendo Will Pay You to Find 3DS Vulnerabilities

Post by Christmas Queen on Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:21 pm

My old 3DS is broke, maybe I should just ship it to them? It'll turn on but won't stay on & will flash off instantly after it's turned on. I wonder if they'll pay me for it. :p


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Re: Nintendo Will Pay You to Find 3DS Vulnerabilities

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:26 pm

^ You might be having a problem with the battery. I had essentially the same issue and got a new battery for mine and it now works just fine. (of course I don't know for sure though)


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Re: Nintendo Will Pay You to Find 3DS Vulnerabilities

Post by Christmas Queen on Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:47 pm

It's not the battery since I've replaced it. I got the Nyko batter pack upgrade for a longer charge & it still does that. Jing thinks it's the cable leading to the top screen that's apparently a problem with most older (smaller) 3DS's.


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