back to article Want to make US$1.5m this weekend? Just jailbreak iOS

Exploit broker Zerodium has tripled its bug bounty for a remote iOS 10 jailbreak vulnerability to US$1.5 million. The outfit previously offered US$500,000 for remote iOS 9 jailbreaks, which was temporarily increased last year when a US$1 million reward was paid out in November to an unnamed hacker group. The increase is …

  1. Voland's right hand Silver badge
    Devil

    Interesting

    Sendmail is still there (is there anyone crazy enough still to use it), while Exim is not.

    1. DougS Silver badge

      Re: Interesting

      Things that aren't listed aren't there because they are deemed too secure, but because they aren't used enough for exploits to have any value.

  2. rvt

    Does this mean that iOS is a harder nut to crack than Android?

    1. Planty Bronze badge
      Stop

      No, it means apple have more money to burn on this sort of PR stunt.

      Who is bankrolling these bounties??

    2. DougS Silver badge

      It means either iOS is tougher to break into, or an iOS crack is more valuable on the market (which may mean the same thing, or may mean the value that can be reaped from its customers is higher)

      Zerodium is an exploit broker, not sure if they sell to criminals, but if they don't they certainly would sell to security companies and governments which is almost as bad!

  3. Mahhn

    crims

    If I take out an add for someone to steel, break into a place, or offer to hire a hitman, it's illegal.

    How is it not illegal for Zerodium to advertise to pay for criminal activity?

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