PHOENIX – Looking to find a way to make a million dollars? Thanks to Apple, that might actually not be a far fetched dream!
According to Forbes, Apple is looking for someone who can pull off a specific iPhone hack. Basically helping Apple find a “vulnerability” so they can fix it.
“The full $1 million will go to researchers who can find a hack of the kernel—the core of iOS—with zero clicks required by the iPhone owner. Another $500,000 will be given to those who can find a “network attack requiring no user interaction.”
Apple announced this over the weekend at the Black Hat conference in Vegas where they talked about their bug bounty program in hope that researchers/hackers will reach out to them to fix security flaws before it’s too late.
“Apple said it will open its bug bounty program to all researchers and increase the size of the bounty from the current maximum of $200,000 per exploit to $1 million for a zero-click, full chain kernel code execution attack with persistence — in other words, if an attacker can gain complete control of a phone without any user interaction and simply by knowing a target’s phone number. “
Do you think someone could actually pull this off?