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Apple awards $7000 to Ashish for reporting on bug

Ashish Dhone awarded $7000 or around Rs 5,58,890 for reporting on ‘Blind XSS’ issue in its product.

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New Delhi: Apple has awarded $7000 or around Rs 5,58,890 to Ashish Dhone for reporting ‘Blind XSS’ issue in its product. The amount is awarded under the ‘Big Bounty’ programme, wherein tech companies offer huge sums of money to people who find a bug in their product.

Ashish informed that he previously hacked ‘Apple Teacher Learning Center’, after which the company made some changes to it but he hacked it again.

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Ashish shared the screenshot of the mail received from Apple informing him about the award.  

“Congratulations! Your report qualifies for the Apple Security Bounty. Apple is pleased to award you with $7000 for reporting this issue,” the mail screengrab read. 

As per Ashish’s LinkedIn profile, his name is included in the top 120 list of world Google hackers. He has also got the title of Best Bug Hunter in the year 2021.

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Recently, Google also launched a new bug bounty programme where it will award up to $31,337 (nearly Rs 25 lakh) to researchers who spot vulnerabilities in the company’s Open Source projects.

Meta also recently rewarded Monica Agarwal of Jaipur for finding a bug in WhatsApp. She found a flaw in WhatsApp, wherein the last scene was visible even to those people who were excluded from the list of users.

Monica gave this information to Meta and the company found her information to be correct. After this the company rewarded him with a reward of $ 1500 (about 1.2 lakh rupees).

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