Friday, October 7, 2022

Apple to reward $ 1 million under vulnerability detection program


Izaan Zubair
Technology writer @ WNObserver

Apple announced a reward upto $ 1 million under vulnerability detection program at the Black Hat conference.

It seems that Apple has finally decided to reward researchers in the field of digital security, in order to find vulnerability in the operating system MacOS, Apple announced the expansion of the current error rewards program to a large extent to include both macOS and tvOS, the watchOS and iCloud, will include bonuses of up to $ 1 million for full kernel code execution attacks . The latest initiative of Apple Inc. came after the new versions of android phones near to compete the global market.

“Bonuses of up to $ 1 million for full kernel code execution attacks”

According to The Verge, while Apple initially paid rewards for finding iOS vulnerabilities three years ago, only researchers who paid for gaps in Apple’s mobile operating system were paid, and macOS was never included.

A number of security researchers have pushed the company to change course, as Apple is now expanding its anti-error program away from iOS.

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According to the report, the vulnerability detection program will now include iCloud, iOS, tvOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS, where Apple now opens a bug rewards program for all researchers and payments increase beyond the current maximum of $ 200,000, where the maximum payment is $ 1 million rewards for iOS vulnerabilities that allow attackers to control the phone without any user intervention. Report revealed that company aims for flawless devices for the customer’s satisfaction in coming future.

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The updated vulnerability reward program may help persuade more security researchers to report on Apple’s vulnerabilities.

Earlier this year, a security researcher detailed a flaw in MacOS, but refused to send it to Apple until it paid. The company is looking for detailed Mac security flaws.

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