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Samsung rewards hackers who find vulnerabilities in smart phones

Samsung rewards hackers who find vulnerabilities in smart phones

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Samsung is a rewards program started for hackers and security researchers who find vulnerabilities in the smart phones of the manufacturer. A leak is reported, then pay Samsung there for a maximum of $ 200,000 (166.000 euro).

That has Samsung announced Thursday in a blog post.

The rewards program is not limited to the newer phones of the manufacturer. It includes all smartphones and tablets that since 2016 have been released. In addition, there are rewards given for vulnerabilities found in, among others, voice assistant Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Pass.

To be eligible for a reward, there must be a vulnerability in a device is found that is abused can be without an app from a third party or a physical connection.

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