A massive security breach can happen to any company at any time. For this reason, white hat hackers spend days rummaging through networks looking for vulnerabilities that could compromise customers̵
As reported by Ars Technica, a group of hackers led by 20-year-old Sam Curry discovered 55 vulnerabilities in Apple’s infrastructure. Of those 55 errors, 11 were “critical,” which means Curry and his team could use them to collect private information, email, and iCloud data.
Apple has processed nearly half of the vulnerabilities reported by Curry and is committed to paying at least $ 288,500 to discover them. Even so, Curry predicts Apple may pay $ 500,000 once it fixes all the bugs. To be honest, that’s a small price to pay to avoid a massive data breach.
Other researchers working with curry include Brett Buerhaus, Ben Sadeghipour, Samuel Erb, and Tanner Barnes. The group hacked Apple in the Apple Bug Bounty program for three months and wrote a detailed report detailing how security vulnerabilities were discovered. It is good read, although quite long!
Source: Sam Curry via Ars Technica