A major security breach can happen to any business at any time. This is why hackers with white hats spend their days pointing and sticking to networks and looking for any vulnerabilities that could threaten customers̵
As reported by Ars Technica, a group of hackers led by 20-year-old Sam Curry discovered 55 vulnerabilities in Apple’s infrastructure. Of those 55 errors, 11 were “critical”, meaning Curry and his team could use them to collect private information, email and iCloud data.
Apple has addressed almost half of the vulnerabilities reported by Curry, and undertakes to pay at least $ 288,500 for the discovery of these errors. Curry still predicts that Apple may pay something up to $ 500,000 when it works through all the bugs. Honestly, it’s a small price to avoid a massive data breach.
Other researchers collaborating with Curry include Brett Buerhaus, Ben Sadeghipour, Samuel Erb and Tanner Barnes. The group hacked Apple for three months on the Apple bug bounty program and wrote a comprehensive report describing how vulnerabilities were discovered. It’s a good read, even if it’s quite long!
Source: Sam Curry via Ars Technica