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A teenager who Found FaceTime Bug Eligible for Bug Bounty Program from Apple

A teenager who Found FaceTime Bug Eligible for Bug Bounty Program from Apple

FaceTime bug is haunting Apple from the last few days as the snooping bug made this company think of the foot. Now, the teenager who first found the FaceTime bug is now accepted in the Bug Bounty Program. The company announced that the 14-year old teenager is eligible to receive the prize for his discovery of the bug. After he got fame by exposing the FaceTime Group Call snooping bug, he has been visited by unnamed Apple Executives, and the company might soon reward him for his discovery.

The Teenager named Grant Thompson first found the dangerous bug that would allow people to snoop on other FaceTime users to listen to their conversations. The bug allowed people using group call to access other parties microphone and sometimes front-facing camera without their permissions. After this issue, Apple disabled the service for a few hours and then temporarily disabled the  Group Call feature. Now, the company is expected to release an App update to fix this issue and re-enable the FaceTime group call.

Grant Thompson, who is a 14-year old kid is an Apple products users. He said in a TV interview that he would continue using Apple products even though he discovered the bug. He said that there are ups and downs and these small bugs won’t affect his love for Apple Products. Apple’s Bug Bounty program offers monetary rewards to those who are participated and provide valuable inputs on Bugs and vulnerabilities. The cash prizes range from $25,000 to $200,000 for regular bug reports. But for serious bugs, the rewards may go up to $500,000. Grant Thompson was voluntarily accepted into the program will soon receive his share of rewards.

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