Apple's bug bounty program will now have a maximum $1 million payout. The program allows researchers to find bugs or security vulnerabilities, and report them to the company in exchange for money. The information about the increased payout came from the company's head of security engineering and architecture, Ivan Krstić. The $1 million payout will be available to anyone who is able to fully control another person's iOS device, using only a phone number. Researchers can also obtain a 50% bonus depending on which category they are able to control.
Apple's bug bounty program was launched three years ago for iOS devices, and since extended the program to macOS. Devices newly included in the program are Macs, MacBooks, Apple TV as well as the Apple Watch.