Apple Offers Hackable iPhones to Security Researchers

Apple this week kicked off another initiative meant to improve the security of iPhones, by offering hackable phones to security researchers.

Specifically designed for security researchers, these devices feature unique code execution and containment policies and are offered as part of the company’s Security Research Device (SRD) program, which was initially announced in December last year.

Security researchers looking to identify iOS vulnerabilities on SRD iPhones will enjoy shell access and the possibility to run the tools they want.

The caveat is that the iPhones were meant for use in a controlled setting, that they are the property of Apple, offered on a 12-month renewable basis to participating researchers, and that they “must remain on the premises of program participants at all times.” read more

Source: Ionut Arghire | SecurityWeek.Com

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