What you need to know
- Apple has lost its lawsuit against security research firm Corellium.
- The software that virtualizes iPhones will continue to be allowed.
Reported by The Washington Post, Apple has lost its legal battle with Corellium, the security research firm that created virtual iPhones that Apple had filed a copyright claim against.
Apple had claimed that flaws discovered by Correllium could fall into hackers' hands because the company sold its product "indiscriminately," but Judge Rodney Smith called those claims "Puzzling, if not disingenuous."
Will Strafach, a security researcher, says that the decision will lead to Apple devices being even safer for consumers.
Apple has also just launched its own Security Research Device Program that ships special iPhones to security researchers to help them discover potential vulnerabilities that can earn researchers as much as $1.5 million depending on the severity of the bug.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
"...that can earn researchers as much as $1.5 depending on the severity of the bug." Surely that is a typo?
Haha yes that got caught in some formatting updated to $1.5 million. Thanks for catching!
Yeah not many people would be rushing to test iOS security for $1.50 per bug. 😃
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