At the annual Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, Apple representatives announced the launch of an expanded reward program for vulnerabilities found in products.
Previously, the maximum reward for vulnerabilities found was $ 200,000, but now the company is ready to pay $ 1,000,000. This is the biggest award not only at Apple, but also among all technology companies.
This amount will be paid for vulnerabilities in iOS, which allow full access to the device without any physical interaction with the device. For errors found in macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iCloud, they promise up to $ 200,000. $ 500,000 can be obtained by identifying security flaws that allow hackers to gain access to user data.
To simplify the work of “white hackers”, Apple will highlight special smartphones on which some security measures are disabled. Everyone can try their hand.