Apple will provide security researchers with special iPhones for better testing of potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities. According to Forbes, Apple is expected to announce the program during the Black Hat security conference to be held in Las Vegas.
These special iOS devices are considered & # 39; dev devices & # 39; in that they are not as locked in as consumer models. , which will allow researchers to do more, such as investigating further down the iPhone's operating system, stopping processors and inspecting for vulnerabilities.
iPhone prototypes are valuable in that they can be used for good or for bad. For security researchers, these pre-jailbroken iPhones can lead to faster fixes and the location of serious errors.
The Cupertino-based company is also expected to announce a bounty program for macOS, where people can be rewarded for finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in the macOS platform.
Ivan Krstic, Chief of Security Engineering, will announce "Behind the Scenes" details on macOS and the iOS front on Thursday.