CUPERTINO, Calif. (WTVO) — Apple has raised its bounty to hackers who can successfully penetrate security on it’s iPhone to $1 million, the highest sum offered by a major tech company.
According to Forbes, Apple is raising its bounty from $200,000, which was previously only offered via the company’s invite-only bug bounty program.
The new reward is open to all researchers.
Apple is also launching a program to reward anyone who can find bugs on its MacOS and Apple TV operating systems.
The $1 million iPhone hack reward will go to anyone who can hack the core of iOS – the kernel – with zero clicks required by the iPhone offer.
Another $500,000 will be given to those who can find a “network attack requiring no user interaction.”
A single intrusion by a hacker can cost Apple as much as $1.5 million in damages.
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