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06:20  12 august  2019
06:20  12 august  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Apple is offering a $ 1 million reward to anyone who can hack an iPhone as part of the company’s newly-expanded bug bounty program. The tech giant’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstić shared the news at a conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, CBS reported.

Apple will pay you $ 1 million to find a very specific iPhone bug. If someone (or several someones) are able to pull the hack off and share how they did with Apple , they’ll get $ 1 million . The new challenge was presented by Apple during the Black Hat cybersecurity conference being held in Las

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Apple is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can hack an iPhone as part of the company’s newly-expanded bug bounty program.

The tech giant’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstić shared the news at a conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, CBS reported.

Previously, the program was invite-only and the highest reward was $200,000. And for the first time, the program will include all Apple platforms, including iOS, iCloud, tvOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS.

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The full $1 million will go to a hacker who can gain full control of an iPhone without the phone’s owner interacting with it.

“This is an unprecedented fully Apple supported iOS security research platform,” Krstić said at the conference.

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All a hacker needs to do to get the million dollars is gain full control of an Apple device remotely The program is now open to anyone who wants to participate. And Equifax will pay up to 0 million over the massive 2017 data breach that exposed the private data of nearly 150 million people.

Apple plans to hand out $ 1 million to researchers who find the most critical weaknesses in Previously, a company called Zerodium was vocal about how much it will pay researchers before In January, the secretive company announced it was offering million for a remote hack of an iPhone .

Apple also has plans to offer special iPhones for qualified security researchers. They will be easier to hack than typical iPhones so developers can find security flaws and have Apple fix them before a new product launch.

Bug bounty programs have become increasingly popular among tech companies, offering hackers financial incentives for reporting security flaws missed by the companies instead of exploiting them.

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“It is important for companies, especially those dealing with mounds of sensitive personal data, to have a public-facing way to report bugs and vulnerabilities,” CEO of the bug bounty platform HackerOne, Marten Mickos, told CBS in a statement.

Krstić said Apple’s bug bounty program has been a success since its inception, with 50 serious bugs reported since 2016.

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