Apple has Challenged Researchers from Around the World to Hack into Their iPhones for $1 Million
Over the years, Apple has made its name as one of the safest companies when it comes to user security and privacy. iPhones might be considered the most secure smartphones and this has often given Apple a one-up over android but apple too can be pretty vulnerable at times. Despite the few cases of security breaches, Apple still claims to be much more secure than Android.
In fact, they are so sure that they set a challenge for anyone who has doubts and set a whopping reward if anyone succeeds in proving them wrong. Apple announced this at the Las Vegas’ event on Black Hat, where the revelation of glasses that could penetrate into iPhones was made.
It was found in a recent report that Apple is challenging researchers from around to break into their system and if they succeed, they will receive a prize for $1 million by the company itself. That’s right! ONE MILLION DOLLARS. However, there’s a catch. The hacker can only have remote access to its kernel without actually using an Apple Smartphone.
This challenge is not just fun and games, rather this would be a great help to the company. This is a creative way of identifying any flaws in their system that can be fixed by the company to further increase the security. This way, the users will be less vulnerable to any security breaches.
Apple also has another interest in promoting this challenge as it is aware, security research companies are often on the lookout for any bugs that can help them hack into systems. This means they are capable of selling Apple’s technology to some other company in the temptation of a higher price.
This challenge might be a great benefit for the company but it will also show how secure the Apple devices really are. If they are to find any flaws, the company can work on fixing them. However, if none are found, Apple can stand by their claim of being more secure than any Android device out there.