“- Fed Net Announcer. Every day, Federal scientists are looking for new ways to kill bugs”
Security is the core of our values, and we value the input of security researchers to help us maintain a high standard of security and privacy for our users. This includes encouraging responsible vulnerability research and disclosure. This policy sets out our definition of good faith in the context of finding and reporting vulnerabilities, as well as what you can expect from us in return.
“The only good bug is a dead bug.” 🐞
When working with us according to this policy, you can expect us to:
- Work with you to understand and validate your report, including a timely initial response to the submission;
- Work to remediate discovered vulnerabilities promptly; and
- Recognize your contribution to improving our security if you are the first to report a unique vulnerability, and your report triggers a code or configuration change.
The following is the list of platforms that are within this scope of the program.
- Machi-Systems Website [https://machi-systems.com]
- Machi-Systems Client Area and Academy [https://my.machi-systems.com]
- Machi-Systems Hub [https://hub.machi-systems.com]
- Machi-Systems Project Portal [https://project.machi-systems.com]
- Machi-Systems Upload [https://upload.machi-systems.com]
- Machi-Systems Devspace and Linkbay [https://machi.dev]
- Machi-Systems Mood Boards [https://moodboards.machi-systems.com]
- Machi-Systems Labs (Discourse) [https://labs.machi-systems.com] (Coming Soon)
- Machi-Systems Servers
The following is the list of exploits/flaws that are ineligible for this program.
- Security bugs that do not affect our default applications configuration
- Security bugs that do not affect our dockerized containers
- Timing attacks that reveal information
- Methods to reveal information about other running processes
- Denial of service attacks or other volume-based attacks
- Phishing attacks
- Usage of large-scale vulnerability scanners, scrapers, or automated tools that produce excessive amounts of traffic
- Machi-Systems Clients’ Servers
|Category||PayPal Credit||Server Credit|
|XXS (Bypassing CSP)|
|Arbitrary code execution|
|Arbitrary code execution (with privilege escalation)|
|Persistent code change|
|Category||Paypal Credit||Service Credit|
|Authentication Bypass (SSH, FTP, VPN, etc.)|
|Authentication Bypass of Supported Apps|
|Local privilege escalation|
The List of the Researchers who report valid vulnerabilities and exploits will be displayed in our Hall of Fame to extend our gratitude towards them.
- The awards are categorized under two credit categories; you can opt for the following:
- PayPal Credit
- Service Credit
- To receive PayPal Credit, you must have a valid PayPal account.
- If you opt for service credit, it is not transferable and only be used with Machi-Systems services.
- Check the Changelog channel in our Discord server or Changelog doc page for any recently launched updates/features;
- Play by the rules. This includes following this policy, the Machi-Systems Terms of Service any other relevant agreements;
- Report any vulnerability you’ve discovered promptly;
- Avoid violating the privacy of others, disrupting our systems, destroying data, and/or harming user experience;
- Only use the Machi-Systems Ticket System to contact us with technical details of discovered vulnerabilities;
- Handle the confidentiality of details of any discovered vulnerabilities according to our Disclosure Policy;
- Perform testing only on in-scope systems, and respect systems and activities that are out-of-scope;
- If a vulnerability provides unintended access to data: Limit the amount of data you access to the minimum required for effectively demonstrating a Proof of Concept; and cease testing and submit a report immediately if you encounter any user data during testing, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), or proprietary information. You may also request an isolated server for you to further demonstrate your proof of concept;
- Only interact with test accounts you own; and
- Do not engage in extortion.
When conducting vulnerability research according to this policy, we consider this research conducted under this policy to be:
- Authorized in view of any applicable anti-hacking laws, and we will not initiate or support legal action against you for accidental, good faith violations of this policy;
- Authorized in view of relevant anti-circumvention laws, and we will not bring a claim against you for circumvention of technology controls;
- Exempt from restrictions in our policies that would interfere with conducting security research, and we waive those restrictions on a limited basis; and
- Lawful, helpful to the overall security of the Internet, and conducted in good faith.
You are expected, as always, to comply with all applicable laws. If a third-party initiated legal action against you and complied with this policy, we will take steps to make it known that your actions were conducted in compliance with this policy. If at any time you have concerns or are uncertain whether your security research is consistent with this policy, please submit a report through the Machi-Systems Ticket System before going any further.
If you believe you have discovered a vulnerability, please create a ticket through the Mach-Systems Ticket System.
- The Report of your research must include the exact steps of reproduction of the vulnerability with prompt descriptions. You may use this template to submit your report: https://github.com/ZephrFish/BugBountyTemplates/blob/master/Example.md
- Only use our official Support Ticket Platform for any inquiries regarding the program.
- Publicly disclosing your research/submission without Machi-Systems permission and evaluation is a straight violation of the Rules of this Bug Bounty Program, and you’ll be ineligible for a reward.
We thought we were smarter than the Bugs.
“Every time we killed a thousand Bugs at a cost of one M.I. it was a net victory for the Bugs. We were learning, expensively, just how efficient a total communism can be when used by a people actually adapted to it by evolution; the Bug commisars didn’t care any more about expending soldiers than we cared about expending ammo. Perhaps we could have figured this out about the Bugs… …the trouble with ‘lessons from history’ is that we usually read them best after falling flat on our chins.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
We hope you’ve found this doc useful. Is anything missing? If so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it sorted for you.
Questions? Send us a note and we’ll get right back to you.