Posted by : Arthur Oscar Friday, November 13, 2015
Group of hackers has won $1 Million reward right after they remotely jailbreak a iPhone which set up with Apple latest mobile OS, the iOS 9.
The prize was granted by Zerodium last month. This new startup is recognized in
Last September, the company put a challenge for and exclusive task for an exclusive browser-based and untethered jailbreak pertaining to the newest Apple iOS 9 OS and devices. The challenge was arranged to lapse on October 31.
Chaouki Bekrar, founder of Zerodium and known as zero-day hunter mentioned that the two fighting groups have presented their entries. Nevertheless, only one of these two groups has correctly carried out a remote and full browser-based jailbreak for the newest iOS version 9.1 and 9.2.
"The other team has a partial jailbreak and they may qualify for a partial reward” says Bekrar.
Even though, the company will not go into information’s as to who the winners of the challenge are and how much it plans to sell the breakthrough. That is how his business works.
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Zerodium and its predecessor VUPEN has a exclusive business model. Rather of promoting the exploit to tech firms so that weaknesses will get repaired, instead keeps these problems discreet and only unveils them to government consumers, which involve the NSA.
The challenge the company arranged is one of the most effective promotions for the mobile OS as it substantiates once that iOS security is not just about marketing, it is real, Bekrar added.
In the meantime, Synack director or research Patrick Wardle says, that Apple operating system is not always more bug-free than other OS, he also said that with every launch Apple repairs a number of security problems.