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Hack iOS 9 and get $1 million, cybersecurity firm says

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    The market for unpatched vulnerabilities has grown so much that an exploit reseller is willing to pay $1 million for an attack that can compromise iOS 9 devices.

    Zerodium, an exploit acquisition company, promises to pay $1 million to researchers who can provide it with an "exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices."

    In the context of iOS devices, jailbreaking refers to bypassing the security restrictions enforced by the mobile operating system in order to install applications that haven't been authorized by Apple and are not distributed through the official app store.

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    The process involves chaining together exploits for different vulnerabilities in the OS and its components in order to gain the highest possible privilege on the system -- root access.

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