Security & Bug Bounty Program

Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

Updated 10/30/2020

Overview

The safety of our customers' data, as well as the un-interrupted functionality of our platform is of the highest concerns to Morpher. Despite our regular audits, code reviews, and security checks, we are always happy to hear from the investigative work into security vulnerabilities carried out by well-intentioned, ethical security researchers.

This page aims to define a methodology by which we, the Morpher Team, can work with you, the security researcher, to improve our online security.

Scope

We are interested in all security issues you find, and we're happy to provide a bounty for specific critical bugs (depending on the severity).

What We're Looking For

We want to hear about every new (unreported) vulnerability that is considered “critical” and affects Morpher systems. Our systems include morpher.com, subdomains, and the Morpher Protocol. Examples of this include:

  • Data leaks & data tampering (especially involving user data)
  • Account take-overs or the ability to manipulate user accounts
  • Disruption of services for all/some users
  • Manipulation or disruption of the Morpher Protocol including trading, token operations, and admin functions.

Non-Critical but Good to Know

There are also many "non-critical" vulnerabilities we still want to hear about if you discover them. Often this is when best-practices aren't being followed such as:

  • Weak Ciphers or any other TLS configuration weakness
  • Missing security headers (CSRF, etc.)
  • Bad email configuration (SPF, DMARC, etc.)

Out of Scope

We will generally not consider investigating things that are out of our control such as:

  • Services hosted/run by 3rd parties
  • Any DoS or DDoS like vulnerabilities (overloading our systems with a high load is simply a bad idea)
  • Social Engineering, phishing, or even physical attacks (don’t do that, ever, really!)

Any bugs you experience in the app, that are not "critical", should be shared with support@morpher.com instead.

Rewards

We absolutely believe that great security research should be rewarded. Our reward structure is fluid, there's no lower or upper limit. It strictly depends on the severity of the vulnerability. More dangerous bugs command greater gratitude and higher rewards.

Report

If you discover a vulnerability in our systems, please email security@morpher.com.

Please include as much detail as possible. Depending on the complexity, it would be helpful to understand how to reproduce it, and what systems are involved. A quick guide or screencast is recommended.

If you report a vulnerability that our team is not yet aware of, we’ll evaluate the severity and inform you within 1 week if it's eligible for a bug bounty.

Guidance & Qualifications

Below are our requirements for how proper security research and reporting should be conducted:

  • Avoid accessing unnecessary amounts of data or interrupting our services, if not necessary to prove the existence of a vulnerability.
  • Do not communicate or disclose the vulnerabilities to third parties or the general public before we can address and fix the problematic systems.
  • Delete all data obtained as soon as the vulnerability is fixed, or 1 month after its discovery, whichever comes first.

In general, any action taken by you, the security researcher, should be limited to tests and sharing the information with us.


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