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11/29/2017
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Samsung's Mobile Device Bug Bounty Program Gets a Boost

Samsung Electronics partners with Bugcrowd to deliver timely payments for its Mobile Security Rewards Program.

Samsung Electronics is giving its newly minted two-month-old bug bounty program a boost by bringing in Bugcrowd to handle the payment processing, the companies announced Wednesday.

"Bugcrowd helps fortify partnership with the security research community by ensuring the community receives payouts in a timely manner," Henry Lee, senior vice president of Samsung's mobile security technologies group, mobile communications business, said in a statement.

Under the Samsung Electronics' Mobile Security Rewards Program, security researchers can collect up to $200,000 per vulnerability, depending on severity, for any of the company's mobile devices that currently receive either monthly or quarterly security updates.

Samsung has four categories for the vulnerabilities: low, moderate, high, and critical. The device maker stresses that all vulnerabilities submitted must have a security impact.

Read more about Samsung's bug bounty program here.

 

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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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11/30/2017 | 8:41:18 PM
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@Ryan: Yeah, it's hard enough to secure open source because so many of the contributors are traditionally more interested in features than they are in security review.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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11/30/2017 | 8:04:22 AM
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I always advocate for bug bounty programs especially when the OS is open source. The bug bounty program plus the KNOX platform show that Samsung is taking a major interest in trying to secure their hardware.
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