The popular apps used by millions of users all run the same software, called Electron.
Apple apologized for the delay in responding to the researcher, but experts think Apple needs to do better.
The researcher's decision to do a full-disclosure of the unpatched bugs shows that Apple is still struggling with its bug bounty program.
A couple needed to raise funds to cover the costs of their daughter's upcoming heart surgery. This security researcher found a serious bug, and then donated part of the bounty to support the family.
Apple rewarded the researchers for finding some very serious bugs in the company's websites. But for some, the researchers should have been paid more.
“A criminal investigation is ongoing,” the Cayman National Bank from the Isle of Man said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Facebook expanded beyond its bounties for third party apps stealing user data to also apply to Instagram.
Apple expanded the scope of its bug bounty, increased payouts, and promised special devices to a select group of researchers. For jailbreakers and hackers, there’s never been a better time to pwn the iPhone.
Despite their value in the grey market, security researchers are reporting bugs as part of the Apple iOS Bug Bounty program, and some are getting rewards.
A security researcher discovered a flaw in a T-Mobile website that let hackers log in as any customer.
A series of bugs allowed hackers to snoop into one of Google’s most sensitive internal systems.
The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug.