For more than a year, Apple has been paying for vulnerabilities found in its devices – and pays, by the way, very generously. Previously, the payment program extended only to vulnerabilities found in the iPhone, but since August last year it has been expanded.
All vulnerabilities are divided into five main categories, with a minimum reward of $ 25,000 and a maximum of $ 1 million.
20-year-old security researcher Sam Curry and his team discovered 55 vulnerabilities, 11 of which were critical, as they can steal emails, iCloud data and other confidential information.
For three months Apple has been working on bug fixes and continues to do so. Critical bugs were fixed first.
For the work done, Curry and his team have already received $ 288,000, and as soon as Apple completes the processing of the remaining vulnerabilities, they will pay the rest. The total amount of payments may exceed 500 thousand dollars.