Nintendo offering up to $20,000 for information on Switch vulnerabilities

Prove there's a problem, get paid

Nintendo offering up to $20,000 for information on Switch vulnerabilities

Nintendo is offering up to $20,000 to developers and hackers who can provide information on potential vulnerabilities in its Switch console.

Via a posting on HackerOne, the company is specifically seeking details on potential issues with piracy, cheating and the "dissemination of inappropriate content to children".

Nintendo is offering a minimum of $100 for every vulnerability reported, and will award up to $20,000 depending on the severity of the problem. It has already resolved three reports, though it hasn't disclosed how much it paid.

Snitches get riches

Rewards will only be paid out once Nintendo has managed to fix the problem, or no later than four months after it confirms there is an issue. It will not reward anyone providing information that has already been made public knowledge.

The Switch has had a strong start in its first month of launch. It is estimated to have sold over 1.5 million units globally in its first week alone.

While Nintendo had reportedly planned to produce eight million units in 2017, it is now said to be doubling production. This suggests it is hoping to sell 10 million units by the end of the year.


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