Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/08/08/apple-confirms-1-million-reward-for-hackers-who-find-serious-iphone-vulnerabilities/#79ad29d53948

Apple has massively increased the amount it’s offering hackers for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs, up to $1 million. It’s by far the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company.

That’s up from $200,000, and in the fall the program will be open to all researchers. Previously only those on the company’s invite-only bug bounty program were eligible to receive rewards.

As Forbes reported on Monday, 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.

Forbes also revealed on Monday that 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.
Has anybody ever got something like this right?
 

ActivateD

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I was in that conference when they announced this totally amazing. They are going to give some vetted and I guess trusted security analysts phones to test.
 

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Hmmm knowing Apple, those who manage to do it will quickly be silenced.
 

eg2505

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didnt the israelis crack itunes that one time a iphone was required for an investigation?
 

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didnt the israelis crack itunes that one time a iphone was required for an investigation?
But they're unlikely to reveal the vulnerability to Apple. Some claim it affected that model phone or those without hardware encryption
 

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But they're unlikely to reveal the vulnerability to Apple. Some claim it affected that model phone or those without hardware encryption
if they cracked it once, cant it be cracked once again?
 

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If they're giving away $1m to fix their vulnerabilities, there will always to someone willing to pay $2m to exploit them.
 

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Nothing. They can't do it.
What will Celebrite do with another $1m though?
Apple can just buy cellebrite devices through fronts and see what they've discovered. This is for bugs and vulnerabilities unknown even to cellebrite
 

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IMHO this is simply advertising.

Several guys at IT cos in Madhapur in Hyderabad have opened locked iPads and iPhones. I personally know 2

Its akin to the first few stages of Jailbreaking, but you do not complete the task
 
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