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Apple Update: Apple sends hacker-friendly iPhones to researchers to look at iOS for security vulnerabilities

Apple Update: Apple sends hacker-friendly iPhones to researchers to look at iOS for security vulnerabilities

Apple Update: Apple sends hacker-friendly iPhones to researchers to look at iOS for security vulnerabilities


Hacker-friendly iPhones will allow researchers to look at the iPhone OS (iOS) for security vulnerabilities and report them easily.

Apple company has started shipping hacker-friendly iPhones to security researchers who are participating in its Security Research Device (SRD) program. These iPhones will allow researchers to look at the iPhone OS (iOS) for security vulnerabilities and report them easily.

Researchers are going to be ready to probe these iPhones for the subsequent 12 months, which might be extended by Apple if found necessary. The researchers are expected to report vulnerabilities as soon as they discover them. This effort may be a part of Apple's bug bounty program, which awards money to those that report security flaws. 

The SDR program is supposed to assist improve security for all iOS users by bringing more security researchers to the platform and improve efficiency for those already performing on iOS security. Participants will receive a special iPhone that gives shell access, allowing users to run any tools and choose their entitlements.

Back in July, Apple announced that it had been making a special sort of iPhone, consumers wouldn't be ready to buy. Instead, this hacker-friendly iDevice would be sent exclusively to security researchers. Usually, Apple is understood to stay its products like iPhones, iPads, and Mac devices safe from hackers

The iPhones, available within the markets have a more locked-down versions of iOS. This makes it difficult for hackers to put in malicious software. However, the hacker-friendly iPhones that are being given to researchers, doesn't have a locked-down version of iOS. this is often being given to researchers as Apple realized that locked iOS could be difficult for them to analyze and find out security gaps.

As per Techspot, those curious about participating within the SRD program must be an account holder within the Apple Developer Program and have a proven diary of success to find security issues on Apple platforms, or other modern OSes and platforms. You’ll also get to be a minimum of 18 years aged and not a current Apple employee (or have worked for the corporate within the last 12 months).





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