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Apple Opens Its Invite-Only Bug Bounty Program to All Researchers

Apple Opens Its Invite-Only Bug Bounty Program to All Researchers

December 20, 2019Mohit Kumar
As promised by Apple in August this year, the company today finally opened its bug bounty program to all security researchers, offering monetary rewards to anyone for reporting vulnerabilities in the iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS, and iCloud to the company. Since its launch three years ago, Apple's bug bounty program was open only for selected security researchers based on invitation and was only rewarded for reporting vulnerabilities in the iOS mobile operating system. However, speaking at a hacking conference in August this year, Ivan Krstić, head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture at Apple, announced the company's upcoming extended bug bounty program which included three main highlights: an enormous increase in the maximum reward from $200,000 to $1.5 million, accepting bug reports for all of its operating systems and latest hardware, opening the program for all researchers. Now starting from today, all security researchers and hackers are
£300 Apple Watch might not Work If You've Got Wrist Tattoos

£300 Apple Watch might not Work If You've Got Wrist Tattoos

April 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Credit: If you love wearing tattoos and have one on your wrist, then the Apple Watch won't work for you. Yes, you heard that right. Apple watch is unable to figure out your blood pressure or even sense your skin contact if you wear the watch on a tattooed wrist. Generally, the Apple Watch automatically detects your wrist by your measuring your heart's pulse rate. So, you don't need to enter a password every time you put the watch on your wrist. The issue with the Apple Watch: However, the infrared sensors of the Apple Watch that enable wrist detection often fail when encountered by dark ink tattoos or scars. Many users on Twitter and Reddit have complained online that their Apple watches doesn't play nice when worn on a tattooed wrist. The watch's heart rate sensor loses the connection and gives inaccurate readings, even the device fails to detect direct contact with the user's skin, causing apps to shut down and repeatedly as
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