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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...

Security Researchers Fed Up of Apple’s Bug Bounty Program

A new article by The Washington Post has highlighted how lack of communication and inability to pay hackers what they believe they’re owed has security researchers fed up with Apple’s bug bounty program. For the past five years, the iPhone maker has been inviting hackers to break into its services and devices, offering up to $1...

Apple’s Bug Bounty Program is Now Open to All Security Researchers

Apple debuted its bug bounty program back in 2016, offering security researchers attractive rewards to find iOS security flaws. However, the company has so far only ran invitation-based programs for select security researchers. Today, Apple has formally opened its bug bounty program to all security researchers (via ZDNet). Detailing the updated bug bounty program rules...

Apple’s iOS Bug Bounty Program Isn’t Lucrative Enough For Hackers

In 2016 at the popular Black Hat conference, where hackers from around the world gather for discussions, hacking competitions, and networking, Apple’s head of security Ivan Krstic announced an iOS bounty program. The program meant that hackers could comb iOS for security vulnerabilities and report them to Apple for a reward. However, the program hasn't really...

Crack 1Password’s Vault to Win up to $100,000

AgileBits, the developers of 1Password app for iOS and Mac, have quadrupled the maximum possible reward in their bug bounty program from $25,000 to $100,000 (via TNW). In order to earn the full reward, researchers must demonstrate an ability to crack the secure vault technology used by 1Password to store credentials. A special researcher vault has been...

Apple Secretly Invites Top iOS, Mac Hackers to Meeting in Cupertino

According to a Forbes report, Apple has invited some of the world's top iPhone and Mac hackers to a secret meeting at its Cupertino headquarters, where it plans to brief them on the launch of its "bug bounty program", in which they will be rewarded with up to $200,000 for providing Apple with information on vulnerabilities across its...

Apple Bug Bounty Program Debuts, Pays Hackers Up to $200K to Find Flaws

Apple has announced this evening it has joined other tech companies in launching a bug bounty program, which pays security researchers when they uncover vulnerabilities in iOS or recent generations of their hardware. Image via @saurik According to The Verge: The new program will begin as invite-only, including only a few dozen researchers. Still, Apple...