Apple to equip bug bounty hunter with special iPhones

At this week’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Apple will announce plans to give security researchers special iPhones that will make it easier for them to find weaknesses in the smartphone, according to Forbes.

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The article says the tech giant will also be announcing an Apple Mac bounty, so anyone who can find security issues in macOS will get rewarded, sources claimed. The iPhones will be purportedly be given to the hackers who participate in the Cupertino company's invitation-only bug bounty program, where participants disclose bugs in Apple products in return for monetary rewards.

Blackhat USA is an annual event for security practitioners of all levels. This year’s event runs Aug. 3-8.