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Saturday, Apr 18, 2020

Riot Increases Bug Bounties

A post from Riot Games discusses security in their games, noting they have paid out over $2 million through their bounty program to those who have identified exploits in the past. Saying they are once again putting their money where their mouth is (mouths are?), they announce a reward of up to $100,000 for those reporting security vulnerabilities in their Vanguard security program. These can include web security problems, certain game exploits, and other security concerns. Here's word:
As part of our commitment to player security and privacy, we’ve been running a Bug Bounty program on HackerOne for the past 6 years. We’ve rewarded security researchers with almost two million dollars in bounties and our scope includes everything that players interact with. Today we’re announcing that we’re creating a special scope for Vanguard vulnerabilities with even higher bounties. We want players to continue to play our games with peace of mind, and we’re putting our money where our mouth is. If you think you’ve found a flaw in Vanguard that would undermine the security and privacy of players, please submit a report right away and you may be eligible for a big bounty payout. Visit our HackerOne page for more details.

We’d never let Riot ship something we couldn’t stand behind from a player-trust perspective (not that we think Riot would ever try). Players have every right to question and challenge us, but let’s be clear—we wouldn’t work here if we didn’t deeply care about player trust and privacy and believe that Riot feels the same way. We’re players just like you, and we wouldn’t install programs on our computer that we didn’t have the utmost confidence in.

Autopsy Simulator Announced

Just a few days after we marveled at the invention of new take on the simulator genre comes the announcement of Autopsy Simulator, which is coming to Steam with a TBA release date. If you've ever dreamed of taking on this job that famously makes bystanders vomit in movies and TV shows, this is your chance. Word is: "Autopsy Simulator is a simulator game with horror elements, in which the player can do the examination of the corpse, and on the basic of results the player can determine the cause of death." Here's a gory trailer and here are more gory details:
Autopsy Simulator is a simulator game with horror elements which transforms into mystery. The player takes the role of pathologist named Jack. During the autopsy of mysterious woman, Jack finds inside her the engagement ring of his long lost wife Kate. When the action is in progress other elements of the mystery are found. In order to reveal the truth, Jack has to fight a battle with the sinister forces and his own thoughts.

Examine the reports, look through the files, find out the history of the victim
Everyone has own story. So to do the autopsy well, you need to know it from the inside (and) out.
Continue here to read the full story.

Out of the Blue

The lack of activity caused by social distancing is directly incompatible with the fact that MrsBlue being around all the time is inspiring me to cook more. It doesn't help that the kind of food I tend to cook is not particularly low calorie or fat free. The tone of the times lends itself to comfort food, which plays into this. I'm so skinny by nature that this is taking a while to catch up with me. But I am developing a bit of a spare tire, which is not a good look. Guess I'm going to have to start working on my calisthenics or something. But that can wait... right now I'm going to make some omelets.

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Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.

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