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Apple extends bug bounty and gives particular iPhones for researchers

By together with its different working methods, Apple is extending the bug bounty program that it first launched for iOS in 2016. Researchers who uncover safety flaws that have an effect on platforms aside from iOS are eligible to obtain payouts as massive as $200,000. That’s the similar value Apple initially supplied as a most reward for its iOS program. The corporate boosted that payout to $1 million as we speak, just for iOS flaws that permit an attacker to realize full entry to an iPhone or iPad with none bodily interplay with the gadget. The corporate additionally added a $500,000 tier reward for safety shortcomings that permit hackers to entry consumer knowledge.

Extending its bug bounty program to all of its platforms is a very long time coming for Apple, and maybe motivated by folks withholding disclosure of bugs due to the shortage of incentive. Earlier this yr, a safety researcher revealed that he found a flaw in macOS that would expose consumer passwords however refused to supply particulars to Apple due to the shortage of a bounty program for the working system.


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