Mac Webcam Vulnerability Discovered by Student, Apple Pays $100,500

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Tech giant Apple awards Ryan Pickren, a cyber security student, a bounty of $100,500. Pickren demonstrated to Apple how a Mac webcam vulnerability allows him to gain unauthorized access to their webcams. This, in turn, leaves devices potentially fully open to hackers. In a blog post, Pickren stated that this is achieved by exploiting a series of issues with iCloud Sharing and Safari 15.“The bug gives the attacker full access to every website ever visited by the victim. That means in addition to turning on your camera, my bug can also hack your iCloud, PayPal, Facebook, Gmail, etc. accounts too,” he writes.

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Siemplify, an Israeli Security Startup, Purchased by Google for $500M

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Google has issued a statement about the acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify by its cloud division. This move by the Alphabet Inc. owned company comes amidst rising cyber attacks as it expands its security offerings. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed by the companies. However, a familiar source has revealed that the US based tech giant paid around $500 million in cash for Siemplify.

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