Apple Security

Apple Has Paid Out $20 Million to Security Researchers for Finding Bugs

Apple on Wednesday shared its first update on the progress of the Apple Security Bounty program, a bug bounty program the company launched with select researchers in 2016. "We started Apple Security Bounty with one steadfast goal: to recognize and reward the security community for sharing research with us to help protect our users," the...

Apple Defends Security Bounty Program, Has Paid Out ‘Millions’ in 2021

According to a report from cybersecurity publication SearchSecurity, security analysts and researchers are expressing mounting frustration with the Apple Security Bounty (ASB) program, which rewards researchers and experts for discovering and reporting security-critical bugs and zero-day vulnerabilities. Apple initially launched ASB as an invite-only program for security researchers in 2016. In 2019, the program became available...

Apple Quietly Updated Secure Enclave in Select SoCs in Fall 2020

As spotted by Twitter user Andrew Pantyukhin, Apple has updated its Secure Enclave support page to reflect that it had made some mid-production hardware security changes to the A12, A13, and S5 processors in its devices in the fall of 2020 (via MacRumors). For those who aren’t familiar, the Secure Enclave is a coprocessor that is...

Apple M1 and T2 Macs Requiring Internet to Activate is a Flaw: Researcher

In a recently published blog post, hacker and security researcher Jeffrey Paul casts doubt over the sanctity and security of Apple's Macs, stating that they can no longer be used safely and with confidence in completely offline environments. Paul takes particular issue with Apple's T2 chip — a security chip made by TSMC for Apple...

Apple Denied China’s Request for Source Code, Reveals Lawyer

Apple has denied a request by Chinese authorities to hand over its source code, a request made within the past two years, according to Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell, who made the statement in response to a line of attack from law enforcement officials during a hearing today, Reuters reports. The U.S. lawmakers were attempting to portray Apple...