Apple’s technology could be a tough nut to crack, which is why security firm Zerodium is offering a staggering $1.5 million bounty to anyone who can provide a working zero-day hack for iOS 10.
— Zerodium (@Zerodium) September 29, 2016
All you have to do to claim the hefty award is submit a previously undocumented security flaw that enables remote jailbreaking of Apple’s mobile platform.
You don’t even have to worry about being the first to submit your entry: According to Zerodium founder Chaouki Bekrar, the company is willing and more than capable of offering the same prize to multiple winners.
This isn’t the first time Zerodium has made headlines with its extravagant prizes for hackers. Last year, the exploit vendor announced a $1 million bounty for vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 that was eventually claimed in November.
What makes zero-day hacks so valuable is that even the companies that make the software often don’t know about these vulnerabilities. Such exploits are extremely difficult to find, but ultimately not entirely impossible.
Apple has its own bug bounty program, but the prizes are not nearly as sizeable as those offered by Zerodium. On top of that, it’s invite-only, which means you might have to pull some strings to even be eligible to submit a vulnerability.
Head to Zerodium’s official bounty program page for more details about the challenge.
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