LINE Security Bug Bounty Program Report 2019

By : Krishna Anindyo | Wednesday, March 04 2020 - 16:47 IWST

Line Security Bug Bounty Program (Images by LINE Corporation)
Line Security Bug Bounty Program (Images by LINE Corporation) - Hello! I am Robin Lunde from the LINE Security team. 2019 was a very eventful year for the LINE Bug Bounty program. I would like to share with you some of the highlights and key takeaways from 2019, as well as our plans for 2020.

In late 2018 through early 2019, we began investigating the potential benefits of moving our program to HackerOne. After careful consideration, we concluded that we could likely improve the program and its results by moving to the HackerOne platform. As such, we started the process of migrating our program.

One of the factors that made us decide to move was the option to easily make reports public, allowing us to be more transparent and open about the reports we receive. We have previously shared information under special circumstances, but going forward we want to share information on a more regular basis.

Another important factor was that it would likely increase our participation globally, because our program would be easier to find by being on a more widely known platform. Also, most hackers already have accounts on the platform, and they would be able to make reports more easily without having to sign up for a separate account. 

After some time reviewing our options, we came to the conclusion that starting as a private program and running it in parallel with our own program, would let us evaluate how to best proceed. We made the necessary preparations and on July 1st, we launched our HackerOne private program.

A private program is a program where only invited hackers can participate. We invited all participants from our old program, and also got help from the HackerOne team to introduce new, highly skilled researchers.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Electro-Balancer (E-Balancer)

Rabu, 13 Januari 2021 - 16:00 WIB

ZASCHE Handling Rolls Out New Range of Electric Balancers

the E-Balancer is a versatile tool suited for a broad range of heavy-duty industrial applications.

Taylor Armerding, Software Security Expert at Synopsys Software Integrity Group (Photo by Linkedin)

Rabu, 13 Januari 2021 - 15:40 WIB

What is the Cost of Poor Software Quality in the U.S.?

And if you doubt its credibility, or that it applies to software, check out the latest report from the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), in partnership with Synopsys, “The…

Nivedita Murthy - Senior Security Consultant, at Synopsys Software Integrity Group

Jumat, 08 Januari 2021 - 17:35 WIB

DevSecOps: The good, the bad, and the ugly

DevSecOps is the practice of integrating security into every stage of the DevOps pipeline.

MP200 ExtremeBevel

Rabu, 23 Desember 2020 - 14:05 WIB

Hypertherm Introduces Extreme Bevel Plasma Consumables for its MAXPRO200 Air and Oxygen Plasma System

The MAXPRO200 is a true workhorse for companies demanding great cut quality along with high productivity and low operating costs.

Jonathan Knudsen - Senior Security Strategist, Synopsys Software Integrity Group

Jumat, 18 Desember 2020 - 13:20 WIB

How to Cyber Security: Software Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

Software security is a kind of team project — everyone in the organisation has an impact on security and risk.