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Apple Offers $1m to Anyone who can Hack an iPhone

Apple is offering hackers up to $1 million to hack into their iPhones and tell the company how they did it. The bounty, which was announced by the iPhone-maker at the annual Black Hat hacker convention in Las Vegas, is the company’s biggest ever. In the past, Apple limited its bug bounty program to a restricted list of friendly hackers, but it has now opened up the reward to everyone.
It will only pay out the top prize for a very specific hack: Hackers will have to show that they can gain remote access to the very core of Apple’s iOS software without needing the target, the phone’s user, to take any action.
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Bug bounty programs, in which companies invite hackers to find vulnerabilities in their systems, have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way of preventing criminals from finding and exploiting those flaws first. And Apple’s $1 million reward is in line with what hackers would likely be paid for uncovering such a bug. Recently, a group of hackers working for Google’s Project Zero program uncovered a cache of flaws in Apple’s software, which would allow hackers to gain access to your phone simply by sending you a message.
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But the Google hackers quietly shared the details with Apple, which fixed the flaws before the details were made public.

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