Apple saved on payments for bug search in iOS

Apple saved on payments for bug search in iOS
July 24 14:10 2017

Last fall, Apple launched its own program called bug bounty – the company promised to pay rewards of up to 200 thousand dollars to those who find critical bugs in iOS. But according to a new report from Motherboard, the program eventually did not work as expected in Cupertino.

According to the publication, Apple did not offer researchers enough money to lure them from the “drain” of vulnerabilities to third-party companies. Either Apple regretted the money, or the bugs were too small, but even no one got $ 50,000 from the corporation, let alone larger amounts.

The researchers themselves in the interview reported that if you search for bugs just for the sake of money, there’s no point in contacting Apple. For this reason, hackers continue to cooperate with other companies: Zerodium, for example, offers a reward of up to $ 1.5 million, Exodus – up to half a million dollars.

It’s not entirely clear why Apple did not offer researchers a greater reward – the company does not have any problems with cash. Be that as it may, experts now recognize the bug bounty program as a failure, and it is possible that Apple will eventually close it.

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