Earlier, Apple launched the iOS 15.0.1 replace that patched the bug that prevented iPhone 13 homeowners from utilizing the Apple Watch to unlock their gadget. Whereas the general public changelog instructed that this was the one factor that was mounted, it seems that Apple had additionally patched a vulnerability that might have allowed customers to bypass the lockscreen.
Whereas that is clearly excellent news, plainly some within the safety researcher group aren’t so thrilled by this. It is because they really feel that Apple had didn’t credit score the invention of the flaw to researcher Jose Rodriguez who had really detailed the vulnerability again in September.
— Denis Tokarev (@illusionofcha0s) October 1, 2021
Rodriguez had publicly disclosed the vulnerability by publishing a proof of idea on his YouTube channel displaying how the vulnerability labored. In line with the researcher, the rationale for not informing Apple forward of time was in hopes that it will shed mild on the issues with Apple’s Bug Bounty program.
This isn’t the primary time that Apple was discovered to have patched safety flaws in its software program with out crediting the researchers who discovered it. Nevertheless, it has been instructed that Apple has employed a brand new workforce to steer the Bug Bounty program in hopes of reforming it, so hopefully this gained’t be a difficulty sooner or later.