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Nintendo will pay up to $20,000 for Switch security information

The scheme started to find 3DS vulnerabilities now includes Nintendo's new console

Nintendo is offering up to $20,000 to users who identify vulnerabilities with the Switch, an extension of the program is started in December last year.

The program, organised in conjunction with HackerOne, was initially started to seek out and resolve issues with the 3DS, but that has now been extended to include Nintendo's new console, the Switch.

The first reporter of "qualifying vulnerability information" will receive a sum between $100 and $20,000. Nintendo has never disclosed how the value of each reward is calculated, but, as Perfectly Nintendo noted, it has now added a new clause to the policy, stating that it "reserves the right to choose whether or not it will address any reported vulnerabilities."

However, while the 3DS family of devices and the Switch are covered by the agreement, no mention has been made of the Wii U. According to Nintendo, it is "is not seeking vulnerability information regarding other Nintendo platforms, network service, or server-related information."

You can find more details about what Nintendo is looking for on the HackerOne website.

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