back to article Pwn an iPhone to bank $1m and Check Point gripes about WhatsApp privacy again

Here's a quick summary of some important infosec happenings from inside and outside the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. Apple embiggens bug-bounty program Apple's security engineering boss Ivan Krstić told Black Hat attendees that Cupertino is expanding its bug-bounty program in various ways. For instance, …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Its good that they upped the bounties

    Unfortunately it is pretty obvious that if someone found that holy grail chain of exploits for a complete takeover of an iPhone knowing only its phone number it would be worth far more than $1 million on the black market. Or in the spook market.

    1. Tim99 Silver badge
      Big Brother

      Re: Its good that they upped the bounties

      Yes, but someone would have to kill you...

      1. BebopWeBop

        Re: Its good that they upped the bounties

        You might think that but I could not possibly say

    2. fnusnu

      Re: Its good that they upped the bounties

      Fortunately some people are motivated by more than just money.

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