A $1 million bounty to hack iOS 9

By : |September 23, 2015 0

PARIS: French security firm Zerodium has announced $1 million bounty to hackers who can breach Apple‘s latest iOS 9 mobile operating system.

Founder and online security expert Chaouki Bekrar said the company would pay $1 million each to three people or teams who break into iPhones or iPads running on iOS 9 software.

To win the money, hackers should do the following:
•    Use a Web page or text message to remotely bypass the iOS 9 security
•    Discretely install an application on the iPhone or iPad by October 31
•    The hackers must exploit previously unknown weaknesses in the security system
Apple’s operating system is the most secure on the market, Zerodium said.

“The strength of iOS is essentially based on layers of security that are individually vulnerable but extremely effective together. It is nevertheless possible to attack each of these elements, which is a fairly long and costly process,” Bekrar told AFP.

“But don’t be fooled. Secure does not mean unbreakable, it just means that iOS has currently the highest cost and complexity of vulnerability exploitation and here is where the million dollar iOS 9 bug bounty comes into play,” the security firm said.

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