Earn $1 Million From Apple Bug Bounty
Great News for Bug Bounty Hunters
Apple increases its Bug bounty reward from $20000 to $1 Million.
It is the largest bounty ever any tech company as offered.
The announcement made by Ivan Krstic, Apple Head of Security Engineer. in Black Hat Conference, Las Vegas. Apple is offering a bounty program not only for a phone but also it extending with WatchOS and Apple TV Operating System.
As Maor Shwartz told Forbes, the cost of a single exploit (a program that uses vulnerabilities typically to take control of a computer or phone) can fetch as much as $1.5 millon. An exploit targeting WhatsApp where no clicks are required from the user, for instance, can be sold to a government agency for that much, though such tools are rare. Only one or two a year will be sold, from a pool of around 400 researchers who focus on such high-end hacking. “It’s really hard to research them and produce a working exploit,” he said.
Apple also giving 50 percent bonus to security researchers who will find the vulnerability in its Beta version, means the researcher will get up to $1.5 million in USD.
Previously Zerodium was announced to offer $2 Million for iPhone Zero Day Bug.