Previously just available to selected researchers, Apple runs a bug bounty programme. But now, the programme is available for all, wherein it will pay all security researchers between $1,00,000 to $1 million on searching and reporting bugs in the company’s products to Apple Product Security.
Under this initiative, the company has included reports on bugs in iCloud, device attacks via physical access, network attacks with user interaction and more.
To recall, earlier this year the company had offered exclusive iPhones to choose security researchers at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, which had an open code, to find problems and report them. Being started back in 2016, the programme then offered researchers up to $2,00,000 to find and report vulnerabilities in the system.
The eligibility criteria of the programme is that the issue must occur on the newest publicly open builds of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS or watchOS with a standard configuration on the latest publicly available hardware.