The tech giant, Apple is offering up a $1 million reward to anyone who can hack an iPhone as they make some major changes to the bug-bounty program it introduced in 2016 .
Those who spot a vulnerability in a beta version of Apple’s software before it launches can also receive a 50% bonus.
The tech giant’s head of security engineering Ivan Krsti recently shared the news at a conference in Las Vegas.
The expansion of Apple’s bug-bounty programs comes as data breaches are becoming increasingly common throughout the tech and financial industries. Among the latest large firms to be the victim of a data breach was Capital One . The incident put the personal data of 100 million customers in the United States and six million in Canada at risk.
The bug bounty program, which previously offered rewards of up to $200,000 for finding problems in iOS, iCloud, tvOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS. devices.
In addition to the new $1 million reward, Apple also revealed that it’s expanding the program to its other platforms such as macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, the software that powers its Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch products. The company is also nixing the program’s invite-only requirement and is opening it to all researchers who wish to participate.