Hack Apple and get paid as much as $200,000

Hack Apple and get paid as much as $200,000
Usually if you hack into Apple and get caught, you might find yourself looking at a stay in the slammer, and find yourself owing the company a substantial amount of money. But today, Apple announced a program designed to help them learn of new vulnerabilities in its software, including iOS. Those who discover these bugs will be eligible to receive as much as $200,000 from the tech titan.

Apple security chief Ivan Krstic announced the bounty program during a talk he made at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Apple's $200,000 payment competes with the money paid hackers by governments and private corporations dying for a back door into Apple's products.

To collect the money, hackers have to prove that their discovery opens a door and allows them and others to gain access to devices like the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Not all hackers are able to participate in the program, which starts next month. Security researchers that Apple has worked with in the past are being allowed to hack for the buck. But Apple has said that if someone from outside that group discovers an important flaw, it would consider writing that person a check.

Apple is hoping that with this program, it has the opportunity to find and eliminate vulnerabilities before they get attacked by others outside of the program who are willing to sell their discoveries to the highest bidder. But Apple needs to be cautious here. Even with a promise to pay as much as $200,000, the highest bidder might not be Apple in every situation.

source: CNET

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24 Comments

1. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Time to get Elliot from Mr. Robot on this... Maybe it could be a thing if there's a 3rd season (we just wrapped season 2 which featured hacking an Android phone used by the FBI)

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they gave up.. they just cant find the exploit that used on farook's phone, and FBI refuse to answer their question about that, lol..

3. Unordinary unregistered

True. Good thing brute forcing iOS9++ wont work.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

If they so called "gave up" trying to find out how they did, then why isn't the process possible with newer iOS versions. Maybe they patched it quietly long time ago!!!

20. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

How do you know what's that process and that it's not possible with iOS 10? If you think it was brute forcing, That isn't even possible with older versions.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

I thought I read it somewhere when the whole thing was a hot topic. Basically the only reason why they were successful was because the IOS wasn't updated to the latest one - which at that point wouldn't allowed this to happen. I may be proven wrong if similar situation arises and government gets in even with newer version of iOS. Just have to see what happens in the future.

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

I can do that!!! I am awesome!!! Stinson out!!

5. AlikMalix unregistered

How much do they pay to hack an android phone?

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You could always ask Google: http://bfy.tw/74jL

8. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Depends upon whose android phone it is? Blackberry or Sammy Knox enabled!!

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You pay them if you hack Android. Hahahahahaha

11. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

God bless you.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

17. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

Lol so true , u even pay to the attackers when u get hacked in android

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hohoho, this might officially be the death of jailbreaking, right after I sold my last apple product. With this offer out there, there wouldn't be any incentive for those jailbreak hackers to share their jailbreak tools, thus no more jailbreaking; the only thing that made using iDevices worthy to me. Would be really interesting to see how this pans out.

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Hey PA! Note 7 with 6GB RAM just got listen on TENAA!!!

18. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

Lol its only for china guess what they will fail there too . By the way its dissapointing that shamesung broke ur heart by not offering lot of gimmick

12. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I'll hack it and take advantage of it, won't even tell them what's going on. Mad? :D

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This could be a huge mistake, never know ones true intentions.

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