Apple has joined a host of other technology companies and increased its reward for so called white-cap ‘bug hunters’.
Anyone who discovers a security defect in Apple’s product will now get up to a record $200,000 reward.
Apple made the announcement at the Black Hall data security meeting and is due to start in September.
Some in the security group brought up that with a prizes framework for reporting bugs set up, it would have potentially alerted Apple to flaws that were recently exploited to gain access to a phone by the FBI.
Ivan Krstic, Apple’s head of security designing and engineering, told the Las Vegas meeting: “We’ve had extraordinary assistance from analysts like you in enhancing iOS security from the start.”
The project will pay out up to $200,000 for spotting security vulnerabilities in the fundamental boot firmware segments.