At the end of July, Apple launched a new developer program called Apple Security Research Devices Program. With him, the company wants security experts to test the iPhone’s protective measures, both at the hardware and software level.
Six months later, Apple started deliver iPhones prepared with special configuration to all experts who have registered for the program. This special configuration leaves iPhones less protected against intrusions and attacks, making the job easier.
Prevention is better than cure
Developers will be able to work with these special iPhones for one year, MacRumors learned. Deliveries are ready to arrive today and it will be possible to request a loan extension if necessary. Experts able to locate serious vulnerabilities can receive rewards of up to $ 1.5 million.
In the long run, exercises like this are useful for iOS is better prepared for external attacks