APPLE WILL PAY $1 MILLION DOLLAR TO FIND BUG IN iCloud

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Recently, Apple challenges hackers to find a bug in iCloud, Mac’s or iPhone and will pay them $1 million-dollar but it’s not going to easy at all cause we all know Apple is known for its extraordinary tech work.

The iPhone maker has opened its previously-closed bug bounty program or all security researchers wherein it will pay the lucrative amount to those who find and report them to Apple Product Security, depending on the flaw discovered.

APPLE BUG BOUNTY CHALLENGE FOR “MAC”

Apple is also launching a Mac bug bounty, which was confirmed Thursday, but it’s also extending it to watchOS and its Apple TV operating system. The announcements came in Las Vegas at the Black Hat conference, where Apple’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstić gave a talk on iOS and macOS security.

BUG BOUNTY CHALLENGE FOR “iPhones”

Apple was to give bug bounty participants “developer devices”—iPhones that let hackers dive further into iOS. They can, for instance, pause the processor to look at what’s happening with data in memory. Krstić confirmed the iOS Security Research Device program would be by application only. It will arrive next year.

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The full $1 million will go to researchers who can find a hack of the kernel—the core of iOS—with zero clicks required by the iPhone owner. Another $500,000 will be given to those who can find a “network attack requiring no user interaction.” There’s also a 50% bonus for hackers who can find weaknesses in software before it’s released.

Google and Facebook have also offered rewards for researchers and hackers to put their security practices under the microscope over the past year. Other heavy-duty users of computers, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Chrysler and United Airlines have also had bug bounties.

Previously, a company called Zerodium was vocal about how much it will pay researchers before handing them to its unknown government customers. In January, the secretive company announced it was offering $2 million for a remote hack of an iPhone.

Krstić said the bug bounty had been a success to date, with 50 serious bugs reported since the 2016 launch.

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