Apple's iPhone is one of the most-if not the most secure consumer device on the planet. It has not stopped a little staggering group of hackers from finding errors in it. By 2016, Apple invited those hackers to report the company's mistakes, offering six characters for their mistakes, perhaps in an attempt to stop them from selling them to other high paying startups.
In recent years, one of the most successful iOS bugs has worked for Project Zero, Google's elite hacker team dedicated to finding zero days in other companies' products and throwing bugs for errors. His name is Ian Beer, and some consider him the best iOS hacker out there.
Wednesday, after a conversation at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, a message tweeted to Apple CEO Tim Cook and challenged him to pay for every mistake he has reported since 201
An Apple spokesman refused to comment and beer could not be reached for comment.
"I'd like a chance to sit down with you and discuss how we can make iOS even safer for all our users." Bowl, Ian Beer, "tweeted him.
Beer is often featured in Apple's security bulletins for his contributions to be found in IOS. Last year, he sent the jailbreaking community – a loose group of amateur hackers who dedicate their time to exploiting the iPhone to a craze when announcing the upcoming release of a tool that would make jailbreaking iPhones relatively easier. Beer and Google came through a few weeks later when they released the tool, like other iOS hackers as a significant step towards developing a full jailbreak.
Apple's bug-bounty program had a weak start last year. As Motherboard reported at that time, most independent IOS security researchers had not submitted any errors to Apple as part of bug bounty, mostly because this would prevent future research and not only worth the trouble, given that these exploits could Be sold too much more money in the gray market to exploit brokers.