Hack iOS 9 & this startup’s willing to pay you $1 mln


zerodiumNew security industry firm, ZERODIUM, has announced that it will pay US $1 million to anyone who gives it  a hacking technique that can take over an iOS device remotely, via a Web page the victim visits, a vulnerable app on the victim’s device, or by text message. The company says it’s willing to pay the bounty multiple times, though it may cap the payouts at $3 million.

It wrote on its Site: Apple iOS, like all operating system, is often affected by critical security vulnerabilities, however due to the increasing number of security improvements and the effectiveness of exploit mitigations in place, Apple’s iOS is currently the most secure mobile OS. 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’s where the Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty comes into play.

ZERODIUM is a privately held & venture backed startup, founded by cybersecurity veterans with unparalleled experience in advanced vulnerability research & exploitation. It was created to “build a global community of talented & independent security researchers working together to provide the most up-to-date source of cybersecurity research & capabilities.”

ZERODIUM rewards independent researchers for their zero-day discoveries, & then analyzes, documents, & reports all acquired security information, along with protective measures and security recommendations, to its clients as part of the ZERODIUM Security Research Feed.

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