Apple Inc pays $100,500 to hacker for hacking MacBook Webcam

Apple Inc, the American tech giant that produces iPhone, has paid $100,500 to a hacker for hacking MacBook Webcam. Ryan Pickren is the hacker who was rewarded well by the iOS giant as he brought to their issue a severe vulnerability that could have allowed criminals to sneak into the computing activities of Mac users.

Ryan said to have picked up the vulnerability from the safari browser of the MacOS allowing him/or the hacker to gain full access to a device through the multimedia permission application dubbed ShareBear. Thus, from here on, the threat actor gained access to all the info being exchanged via the browser that includes Gmail, iCloud, Facebook and PayPal credentials.

From the past few months, Apple has been well rewarding the security researchers who point out flaws in its device operations or software.

However, many of them still complain that the company doesn’t acknowledge their work on time as the other tech companies do and is showing a lot of slow response in addressing the flaws with relative fixes.

The company also limits its feedback on who will receive a bounty when they highlight it to the world. So, a majority of white hat hackers have shown their reluctance in picking up the flaws and instead are interested in selling their hard work to government agencies or firms offering hacking services.

Hope, the Tim Cook led Consumer Electronics American Company, mends its ways before it’s too late!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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