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iphones on display at an apple store in shanghai summer 2019

Some zero-day exploits can fetch high prices. This week Zerodium announced that it will pay $2.5m to security researchers who provide exploits that allow the complete takeover of Android phones without requiring the target to click on anything. But the big news in the announcement was that Zerodium was valuing the same kinds of exploits on Apple’s iOS operating system at only $2m.

Source: The Guardian

Date: September 26th, 2019



  1. What is a “zero-day” exploit?
  2. Why do you think that the price of an Apple iOS zero-day exploit is LESS than an Android operating system zero-day exploit?
  3. Is it ethical for a company, in this case to offer serious money for ways to hack in to smartphone operating systems?

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