Catch a bug on any OnePlus product and get up to $7,000

Catch a bug on any OnePlus product and get up to $7,000
Today, budget flagship maker OnePlus announced the OnePlus Security Response Center (OneSRC), a bug bounty program focused on enhancing the security of the OnePlus ecosystem with incentives offered for bugs of all sizes. 



According to the official website, the program is for researchers of “all backgrounds”, who are welcome to report security vulnerabilities and claim a reward of up to $7,000. To be clear, the largest prize of seven grand is only available in “special cases”, with the majority of qualified submissions receiving anywhere from 50 to 1,500 dollars, depending on the urgency and severity of the reported bug.

OnePlus’s new program is not at all surprising in the wake of the numerous security breaches the company suffered in recent years. In late 2017, a backdoor vulnerability was found in a number of OnePlus phones, which could potentially allow malicious software to easily bypass the phone’s security. Then in early 2018, OnePlus once again made headlines with the infamous website breach, which put the credit card information of as many as 40,000 customers at risk.

Fortunately, the latest OnePlus 7-series phones don’t seem to exhibit any serious security flaws of that scale, but the company is still wise to be cautious. Hopefully, the new bug bounty program will help find any bugs before they can be exploited for malicious purposes.

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7 Comments

1. pberni

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2019

The OnePlus 7 series may not have security flaws but it has many other flaws from GPS to maintaining a consistent network connection, and everything in between.

2. Kingken1986

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2018

I have a OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, only bug I've noticed is every once and awhile when you slide up with your finger while in an app to view all apps sometimes it just goes to homescreen, I love my OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, mine is from Sprint and I have absolutely zero connectivity problems or any other problems, just that one little thing. This is my first OnePlus phone and isn't going to be my last.

3. luis.aag90

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

My OP 7 PRO (originally T Mobile but flashed with the International ROM) has a bug while using Android Auto. Basically my Dark theme switches back to a light theme as soon as I plug the phone and won't come back to the Dark theme unless I switch it back on the settings.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 885; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That's a problem with Android 10 and Auto in general. Pixels also have / had the same thing

4. GoldenEagle1

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 19, 2019

Hey there, At the time of sliding up to check recent apps just hold your finger for 1 to 2 secs you will not get to see home screen. Hope this may fix your issue :)

5. GoldenEagle1

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 19, 2019

Try to do Network Reset for connection issue. Settings>>System>>Reset option>>Reset Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile For GPS: Go through this link>>https://support.oneplus.com/app/answers/deta​il/a_id/441 :)

6. AbhiD

Posts: 885; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Not even true. I have the OnePlus 7, not even the T variant or the Pro models but GPS on my units locks within 2-3 seconds indoors even on cold launch. It has probably the best GPS performance i have seen in the entire history of my ownership of different phones from different brands. And btw, network reception is great as well. No idea what you are crying about. Infact a study found out that in US, OnePlus phones were at the TOP in receiving highest 4G LTE speeds. That comes from strong network performance.

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