Apple will provide jailbroken iPhones to researchers investigating iOS security

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A report a few months ago revealed there's a booming black market for developer iPhones that can be used to hunt down undiscovered iOS vulnerabilities. While they cost thousands of dollars each, the investment might be worth it to hackers looking to sell their iPhone security-cracking discoveries to the highest bidder.

Apple is quick to patch new vulnerabilities, but the company wants to expedite the process. To do so, Apple will reportedly provide security researchers iPhones similars to the ones being sold on the black market. These jailbroken devices are supposed to make it easier for devs to figure out iOS code issues and report them back to Apple before hackers get a chance to abuse the same holes.

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Apple will provide jailbroken iPhones to researchers investigating iOS security originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 6 Aug 2019 at 13:16:27 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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