3. Apple announced it will pay up to $1.5 million to hackers for reporting vulnerabilities during the Black Hat security conference. The tech giant said it will pay the $1 million for a severe deadly exploit, making this the largest bug bounty offered by any major tech company. It will throw in a 50% bonus to those who find bugs in beta versions of its software, making the maximum reward $1.5 million. In addition, Apple also announced its bug bounty program will now cover security vulnerabilities in of its operating systems, including iCloud, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iPadOS. The news comes after Microsoft's cloud computing service, Azure, announced it has also doubled its top Azure bug bounty to $40,000. - THE HACKER NEWS
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