Apple iOS, like all operating system, is often affected by
critical security vulnerabilities, however due to the increasing
number of security improvements and the effectiveness of exploit
mitigations in place, Apple’s iOS is currently the most secure
mobile OS. But don’t be fooled, secure does not mean unbreakable,
it just means that iOS has currently the highest cost and
complexity of vulnerability exploitation and here’s where the
Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty comes into play.
The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty is tailored for experienced
security researchers, reverse engineers, and jailbreak developers,
and is an offer made by Zerodium to pay out a total of three
million U.S. dollars ($3,000,000.00) in rewards for iOS
Zerodium will pay out one million U.S. dollars ($1,000,000.00) to
each individual or team who creates and submits to Zerodium an
exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest
Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices.
It says a lot about just how secure iOS is that these exploits are worth a million dollars. But I get the feeling that if any of these are cashed in, we’re not going to hear about them.