A Hacker Was Awarded $75,000 As Bug Bounty After Reporting Safari Bugs To Apple

Anil - Apr 06, 2020


A Hacker Was Awarded $75,000 As Bug Bounty After Reporting Safari Bugs To Apple

Apple's Safari browser recently turned out to be a fatal vulnerability.

Many of us have been so obsessed with the idea of having an Apple device because of its outstanding performance as well as security layers. However, the Safari browser, which comes along with several Apple-branded products such as iPhone, iPad, MacBook, etc… by default, recently turned out to be a fatal vulnerability as it allows cybercrimes to gain access to the webcam and microphone on these devices. In fact, an ethical hacker has been awarded a total of $75,000 as a bug bounty after discovering such zero-day vulnerability for the tech giant.

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Safari browser recently turned out to be a fatal vulnerability.

The hacker given credit for his work is Ryan Pickren. Forbes said in a report that Ryan revealed a batch of zero-day flaws in Safari, and this is the first time he received money from Apple.

Ryan said he was much interested in collaborating with Apple’s inbound team when it comes to figuring out these issues. He believed that this kind of bounty programs will make everything better for the security of both Apple’s products and its customers, considering this will boost the overall security level with the help of the research community.

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Ryan Pickren first announced his discovery to Apple in December.

Ryan Pickren first announced his discovery to Apple in December. It’s claimed that some of these bugs give hackers the ability to take control of Apple users’ microphones and cameras once they are tricked into visiting malicious websites without permitting a particular site to access the mic or camera. After being notified about these flaws, Apple already launched an important patch for Safari in a new update on January 28.

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