Creator Of iCloud Hacker Tool: I Would Have Warned Apple If It Properly Rewarded Researchers

    Date04 Sep 2014
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Apple might have avoided embarrassment this week over the egregious iCloud-hack-naked-celeb-gate if it had adopted a more open approach to security in the past. For instance, it could have started a formal programme to incentivise researchers to disclose bugs to the consumer tech behemoth. Such bug bounty programmes are incredibly simple: tech manufacturers pay those who responsibly hand over information on vulnerabilities. The vendors then fix those flaws and subsequently make their technology more secure for their customers. Twitter launched one just yesterday, joining the likes of Google , Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo in offering a bug bounty.
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