Cyber security firm Zerodium on Tuesday offered a US$1 million reward to hackers who can find a way to break Apple’s latest iOS 9 mobile operating system.
Zerodium company, promises to pay US $1 million to researchers who can provide it with an exclusive, browser-based, and release jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system.
The company said in an online statement, “To win the money, hackers must use a web page or text message to remotely bypass the iOS 9 security and separately install an application on the iPhone or iPad by October 31.
The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Reward is customized for experienced security researchers, jailbreak developers and reverse engineers and this offer is made by Zerodium company to pay out a total of three million U.S. dollars ($3,000,000.00) in rewards for iOS exploits/jailbreaks.
Apple operating system is the most secure on the market, The hackers must utilize previously unknown defects in the security system.
Zerodium company will pay out 1 million U.S. dollars ($1,000,000.00) to each individual or team who creates and submits to Zerodium an exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices.
The program is open until 31st October 2015 at 6:00 p.m. EDT, and may be closed to its expiration if the total payout to hackers extends three million U.S. dollars ($3,000,000.00).
The exploit/jailbreak must support and work reliably on the Apple iOS devices, incomplete exploits/jailbreaks will not be eligible for the Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Reward.
iOS 9 is the 9th release of the iOS mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc. and the successor to iOS 8. It was announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 on 8th June 2015.
Apple announced that iOS 9 had been installed on more than 50% of active iOS devices, making it the fastest adoption rate for a new operating system and significantly faster than that of its predecessor.