Firm Offers $1.5 Million for Apple iOS Jailbreak

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Zerodium, which is part of the exploit acquisition platform software sector, has offered $1.5 million for a complete hack of the iOS 10 from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

Zerodium describes a full hack as follows:

ZERODIUM pays premium rewards to security researchers to acquire their original and previously unreported zero-day exploits affecting major operating systems, software, and/or devices. While the majority of existing bug bounty programs accept almost any kind of vulnerabilities and PoCs but pay lower rewards, at ZERODIUM we focus on high-risk vulnerabilities with fully functional exploits, and we pay the highest rewards on the market.

MacRumors quotes founder Chaouki Bekrar:

We’ve increased the price due to the increased security for both iOS 10 and Android 7, and we would like to attract more researchers all year long, not just during a specific bounty period as we did last time.

For those with the skills a full list of bounties offered by Zerodium:

Product / Exploit Type New Price Previous Price
Apple iOS 10 (Remote Jailbreak) $1,500,000 $500,000
Android 7 (Remote Jailbreak) $200,000 $100,000
Flash (RCE) + Sandbox Escape $100,000 $80,000
MS Edge + IE (RCE) + Sandbox Escape $80,000 $50,000
Safari on Mac (RCE) + Sandbox Escape $80,000 $50,000
OpenSSL or PHP (RCE) $50,000 $40,000
MS Windows Reader App (RCE) $50,000 $30,000
MS Office Word/Excel (RCE) $40,000 $30,000