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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1721 Qualcomm launches bug bounty program for Snapdragon chips, modems
Qualcomm has launched a bug bounty program to entice researchers to submit reports on security flaws in Snapdragon processors, LTE modems, and hardware.

The program, administered by HackerOne, was announced on Thursday in what Qualcomm says is the "first of its kind" to be announced by a major silicon vendor.

Qualcomm's vulnerability rewards program focuses on the Snapdragon processor range, used to power mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, alongside LTE modems and "related technologies."

Details are thin on the ground at the moment in relation to what types of security flaws Qualcomm is particularly interested in, but on the bug bounty's page, the company asks researchers to submit details in their reports including vulnerability types -- such as buffer overflow or integer overflow bugs -- and the potential impact of a problem, such as remote code execution or information leaks.
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