Fancy yourself a master debugger? Nintendo is offering bounties to those smart enough to find security flaws in their latest console, the Switch. As Eurogamer reports, the Japanese company is offering anywhere from $100 to $20,000 USD for flaws discovered.
The programme is being handled through third-party website HackerOne. Here are some of the vulnerabilities Nintendo are looking to identify:
“The reward amount depends on the importance of the information and the quality of the report,” reads the posting. “In general, the importance of the information is higher if the vulnerability is severe, easy-to-exploit, etc.”
Three users have reported exploits, and been rewarded accordingly. Nintendo haven't disclosed the nature of the bugs, nor the monetary amount given.
This isn’t the first time Nintendo have done this – they had a similar initiative for the 3DS. Their handheld was notoriously easy to tamper with; hackers and enthusiasts discovered ways to load homebrew software, among other exploits.