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Apple is offering $1 million to anyone who can crack a specific iPhone hack

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August 12, 2019

(KNOU) - Apple is offering to pay $1 million to anyone who can get to the core of Apple's iOS operating system and gain control of an iPhone without requiring any user interaction (carry out what is known as a zero-click full chain kernel execution attack).

Apple’s head of security engineering and architecture, Ivan Krstic, announced at this year’s Black Hat convention that Apple is expanding its bug bounty program to include all of its major platforms. 

Bug Bounty Programs are created to reward individuals for discovering and reporting software bugs.

The new offer of $1 million is substantially higher than the $200,000 payment that was initially offered to researchers when the program launched.

By creating opportunities like this for hackers it allows for companies to detect new software issues, as well as incentivizes hackers to bring the bug information directly to them rather than sell said information to hacking communities.

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