Annual eventBlack Hat ConferenceDedicated global community InfoSecApple has launched a program to reward those who discover security vulnerabilitiesown operating systems.
Apple security engineer, Ivan Krstic, announced the program for identifying vulnerabilities is dedicated to all individuals who discover bugs. Apple will pay money for these findings, depending on security level.
Until now, the major companies operating in the IT and Internet, such as Google and Microsoft, have provided constant rewards for hackers who managed to discover bugs and vulnerabilities OS and in applications software. Apple refused to do so until this year. It is a sign that Apple wants more and more to remain a leader in terms of systems and applications "safe".
The new program launched by Apple is dedicated toturor hackers, developers si cryptographers who want to contribute to improve enterprise security.
Apple will provide Rewards of up to $ 200,000 for developers, according to the vulnerability they have discovered. As this is more important, the amount of the reward will increase, but will not exceed 200 thousand dollars. The maximum amount can be achieved for discovery firmware vulnerabilitiesAnd other vulnerabilities smaller amount will be 25.000 dollars.
Here "tariffs" for rewards offered by Apple:
Although each vulnerability is treated with maximum attention, the amount of the reward will be determined according to clarity vulnerability reportNovelty problem and User probability of exposure to the vulnerability discovered and the degree of interaction with the USER data that can exploit the vulnerability.
Reward Program bugs will be released in September, most likely with the launch of new models iPhone and new iOS 10.