iPhone camera hack yields security researcher $75,000 from Apple

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  • A security researcher unearthed seven zero-day vulnerabilities in mobile Safari and leveraged them to hijack an iPhone camera.
  • The iPhone camera hack landed the researcher a $75,000 check from Apple.
  • Apple fixed the exploit via a Safari update earlier this year.
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Apple recently paid a white hat hacker $75,000 after he unearthed a number of zero-day vulnerabilities that could have allowed a malicious actor to gain access to the camera on a user’s iPhone or MacBook.

Originally brought to light via Forbes, a former Amazon security engineer named Ryan Pickren was curious about exploring and finding potential security loopholes on the iPhone.

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