Sony announces bug bounty program for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation network, but not for PlayStation 5


Sony announces a Bug Bounty Program for its PS4 and PlayStation Network with a $50,000 Reward to test its security, leaving out Play Station 5

Sony’s Playstation network and its PS4 has been a great successor over the years with the rumors of PS5 around, the company wants to test the security to improve gaming standards. As we saw earlier the upcoming Sony’s Play Station 5 was spotted on French Amazon priced at $499. However, the company said it was an error of sale by the e-commerce company.

At PlayStation, we are committed to providing gamers all over the world with great experiences. I’m happy to announce today that we have started a public PlayStation Bug Bounty program because the security of our products is a fundamental part of creating amazing experiences for our community.

Geoff Norton, Senior Director Software Engineering, SIE

Sony has partnered with HackerOne to help run this program, and are inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network. The bug bounty program has rewards for various issues, including critical issues on PS4. Critical vulnerabilities for PS4 have bounties starting at $50,000.

PlayStation will determine, in its sole discretion, whether a bounty will be awarded. Reward amounts will differ based on vulnerability severity, as well as the quality of the report. Sony will only award a bounty to the first researcher to have reported a previously unreported, vulnerability.

Meanwhile, it is strange to know that Sony has left out its upcoming PlayStation 5 and the older models. As a part of security, the company should provide its upcoming model the priority as millions of fans are been eagerly waiting for the launch of PS5. Sony has determined that PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP or any other hardware are out of the scope for this program. The company also has not mentioned a single quote for the upcoming Play Station 5 in its bug bounty blog post.

Well, the bug bounty for PS4 and its networks has been set public and if you will to participate in the program then you can submit your discovery from here For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here


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