Of course, it is not strange to hear about a white-hat hacker group mentioning 55 vulnerabilities in a single company, and it is even more strange when that company, in which the vulnerabilities were found, is Apple.
As stated by Ars Technica, a group of hackers led by the 20-year-old Sam Curry discovered the 55 vulnerabilities in the company's infrastructure. Of those 55 errors, 11 were described as "critical", meaning that Curry and his team could use them to collect personal information and data, or even e-mail and iCloud data.
Apple has processed almost half of the vulnerabilities reported by Curry and is committed to paying at least $ 288.500 to find these bugs. Curry also predicts that Apple may pay a larger amount, approximately $ 500.000, when it completes the research in all errors.
While this may seem like a huge amount to most, if we consider that a massive data breach can be avoided, this is a small price to pay.
Other researchers working with Curry include Brett Buerhaus, Ben Sadeghipour, Samuel Erb and Tanner Barnes. The team broke into the company for three months in Apple's bug bounty program, and wrote an extensive report detailing how the vulnerabilities were discovered. While it is a great exhibition, it is worth reading. You can find it here..