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Cybersecurity firm offers $1.5 million for iPhone exploits


A previously undisclosed (aka zero-day) exploit can fetch enough money to buy its finder a house. Zerodium, a firm that buys security exploits, has announced that it’s paying $1.5 million for one that can be used to take over iPhones and iPads. That’s thrice what the company used to offer, though it did up the bounty to $1 million last year for a limited time. While that very much smelled like PR stunt, Zerodium did end up having to pay one group the full amount. Unlike that time, this price bump is permanent. Anyone who’s OK with the fact that Zerodium will sell their find to the government and to various corporations can cash in anytime. – READ MORE

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