Apple offers $2M to hackers who can break its new lockdown mode

There’s big money in cracking and hacking in smartphones and mobile systems, apparently. And you don’t even have to be a cybercriminal to do it. Apple is offering significant rewards to smart penetration testers if they can hack into its new super-secure, super locked down iPhone mode.

From my story on Forbes:

Apple announced a new Lockdown Mode today which will be available in iOS 16, scheduled to launch later this year. Lockdown mode is intended for those who are high-value targets for hacking, and makes iPhone one of the most secure phones available.

To ensure it stays that way, Apple is offering up to $2,000,000 prizes for hackers who can find Lockdown Mode bypasses and break in.

“Apple makes the most secure mobile devices on the market,” Ivan Krstić, Apple’s head of Security Engineering and Architecture, said in a statement. “Lockdown Mode is a groundbreaking capability that reflects our unwavering commitment to protecting users from even the rarest, most sophisticated attacks.”

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …