Zerodium company specializing in security and vulnerability scanning, announced it was ready to pay about $ 2 million for hacking iOS 12. And we are not talking about a simple password bypass. The firm is ready to part with a substantial amount of money only if it presents a working method that will allow you to gain remote file system access required device.
Zerodium known in the market as biggest broker of vulnerability. The company started its operations in 2015, and its scheme of work is based on the fact to buy vulnerabilities from hackers at a relatively low price and then resell them at a higher cost to private and public organizations, including law enforcement agencies.
Mobile operating system Apple is famous for its high security and inaccessibility, and therefore for full remote hacking operating system Zerodium willing to pay up to $ 2 million. The main condition — the breaking must take place without any participation of the victim. That is, it should happen automatically — no downloading software or clicking on links. If the same user will still have minimal effect, such an exploit can be estimated at $ 1.5 million.
Interestingly, prices for vulnerability has doubled since last year. Particularly strongly increased payments for bypass password on iOS and Android. Previously the cost of this gap was “only” 15 thousand dollars, now — 100.
However, it is not surprising — the safety of modern operating systems and programs is being improved every day, and find their weak spots become more difficult.