Apple Software Locks iPhone Batteries to Prevent Independent Repair

Those who don't have their iPhone battery replaced by Apple will be blocked from seeing the Battery Health Indicator- Apple blocks iPhone feature if you go elsewhere to replace the battery

Those who don't have their iPhone battery replaced by Apple will be blocked from seeing the Battery Health Indicator- Apple blocks iPhone feature if you go elsewhere to replace the battery

Apple will maintain its "invite-only" policy for access to these devices, offering them as part of the company's new "iOS Security Research Device" program to exceptional researchers.

Krstić confirmed the iOS Security research Device program would be by application exclusively.

The company launched a bug bounty programme for iOS three years ago, offering up to $200,000 to ethical hackers that responsibly reported vulnerabilities. According to the latest reports, Apple Inc has chose to offer up to one million dollars as rewards to cybersecurity researchers for finding out faults in iPhones.

Apple has also extended its "bug bounty" research program to even cover its other Operating systems including macOS, tvOS, watchOS, iPadOS, and iCloud.

At the same conference, software giant Microsoft also announced its Azure Security Lab, meant to give experts a sandbox-like safe environment to test its Cloud security services better.

The max pay-out provisioned in the new bug bounty program is a million-dollar and applies to anyone who can pull off a full-chain kernel code execution attack again without requiring user's interaction during any stage of the attack. Hackers search for security flaws missed by internal teams, and instead of exploiting the bugs, they submit them back to the programs for financial rewards.

The firm, which was hit by a huge customer backlash after the "batterygate" throttling was first revealed, has previously said there was no need to bring the "performance management feature" to its latest phones.

Physical Access Attack- A $1 Million will be paid as bounty to the one who can expose the threat that bypasses an iPhone's lock screen. The special iPhones come with a root shell, ssh daemon, and advanced debug capabilities. Besides, the researchers who discover the security issues that affect other platforms than iOS.

Additionally, the tech giant also staked a 50 percent bonus for hackers who find vulnerabilities in its software before release. The company has defined a well structured pay-out program for security researchers. There will now be incentives for finding bugs in any of Apple's platforms, regardless of whether you're an established security expert or just a grassroots hacker sitting at home.

Apple has recently activated a software feature to discourage people from installing both third-party batteries and original batteries on their own. Apple is going to offer its bug bounties to all the researchers later this year.

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