Last week, Apple announced that it was going to pay up to $1 million—even $1.5 million in certain circumstances—to friendly hackers who report vulnerabilities in the iPhone’s operating system. The company also announced that it will give select independent security researchers special “pre-hacked” iPhones so that they can look for flaws in iOS. Finally, it announced that anyone can report bugs to Apple through the program, not just people who had previously signed for and been approved for it.
The company’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstic made these announcements at the Black Hat security conference on
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