Zerodium says Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak does not qualify for $1 million bounty as its local and not browser based
If you remember, Zerodium had announced that it will pay a bug bounty of $1 million to hackers if they find a working bug in iOS 9/jailbreak tool.
Zerodium had stated on their website that they will pay a sum of $1 million to any hacker who can find/build such jailbreak tool for iOS 9
“The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty is tailored for experienced security researchers, reverse engineers, and jailbreak developers, and is an offer made by Zerodium to pay out a total of three million U.S. dollars ($3,000,000.00) in rewards for iOS exploits/jailbreaks. Zerodium will pay out one million U.S. dollars ($1,000,000.00) to each individual or team who creates and submits to Zerodium an exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices.”
Zerodium has stated that the jailbreak tool released today by Pangu will not be eligible for the $1 million reward. Readers will remember that Pangu has released a Windows run jailbreak tool today and has promised a Mac based tool shortly.
When asked by Ben Nagy about whether the Pangu team will be eligible for the $1 million bug bounty announced by the company, Zerodium founder Chaouki Bekrar said that the Pangu jailbreak tool does not qualify for the bug bounty as it local and also not browser based. Zerodium has clearly stated in their terms and conditions that they will pay only for a exclusive browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9.
Hey @zerodium, have you commented yet on whether the iOS9 JB would have qualified for your $1M bounty?
— Ben Nagy (@rantyben) October 14, 2015
@rantyben Pangu jailbreak is local so it does not qualify. Only remote (browser based) can win. The @Zerodium bounty is still open for pwnrs
— Chaouki Bekrar (@cBekrar) October 14, 2015
So if you are a security researcher or a hacker and have found the perfect jailbreak tool for iOS 9, the $1 million is still waiting for you out there. And the last date is 31st Oct, 2015.