BlackPhone Bug Bounty 2014 - Infrastructure & Services

Blackphone Bug Bounty Program 2014 - Infrastructure, Support & Services

The Blackphone is a smartphone developed by SGP Technologies that provides encryption for phone calls, emails, texts & browsing. SGP Technologies is a joint venture business between the makers of GeeksPhone & Silent Circle.

Blackphone provides internet access through a secure VPN online-service. The blackphone mobile runs a modified version of PrivatOS, forked from Android 4.4.2, that comes with a bundle of security-minded tools. On June 30 in 2014 the silentcircle team began to ship pre-orders for the soon available blackphone device.

During the last week the blackphone company silent-circle discovered the new bug bounty program. In scope of the bug bounty program are the following targets of the company.

  • Silent Circle endpoint applications on supported OSes
  • Silent Circle network services and cloud infrastructure
  • Associated web sites and web services

Silent-circle company officials provided also a statement about the reward amount. The standard reward is around 128$ but the payment vary by severity of the reported issue. The bc community manages the bug bounty program but the blackphone support and security team also accepts direct bug submits of successful participating researchers or teams.


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