An Apple Store employee takes an iPhone product out of a drawer during the grand opening and media preview of the new Apple Carnegie Library store in Washington, US, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Apple is giving away $1million to the hacker who can break the tech giant's security protections to break into an iPhone remotely.
Hackers will have a chance at winning the bigger payout starting this fall, Ivan Krsti, Apple's head of security, announced at the Black Hat technology security conference in Las Vegas Thursday, CNET reports.
Ivan Krsti, Apple's head of security (above) says the company will offer $1 millon to the hacker who can break into an iPhone starting this fall
With security breaches increasingly on the rise, Apple CEO Tim Cook has called privacy a 'human right,' and made it clear that Apple is serious about not collecting personal information and keeping its 2 billion customers around the globe safe from hackers.
Just last month, a hacker accessed the personal information of 106 million Capital One credit card holders or credit card applicants in the US and Canada, in the latest massive data breach at a large company.
Apple isn't alone on offering rewards to hackers, although other companies have offered far less. Rival Google in July announced it was offering $30,000 to people who could find flaws in its Chrome browser, CNET reports.