Apple has opened applications for its 2024 Security Research Device Program (SRDP), which provides security researchers with a dedicated iPhone to help them find and report security vulnerabilities.

The SRDP is open to security researchers from around the world who have a track record of research on iOS and other platforms.

Applicants must submit a proposal that describes their research goals and how they plan to use the SRDP device.

The SRDP devices are equipped with a variety of tools and resources to help security researchers, including a custom jailbreak, a vulnerability scanner, and a sandbox environment. Researchers are also given access to Apple’s security team for help and guidance.

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“From today through October 31, we invite security researchers to apply for the 2024 iPhone Security Research Device Program (SRDP) to jump-start their iPhone research, work with our security teams to help protect users, and qualify for Apple Security Bounty rewards,” the company said.

“Each year, we select a limited number of security researchers to receive an SRD through an application process that’s primarily based on a track record in security research, including on platforms other than iPhone.”

Applications for the 2024 SRDP are open now through October 31, 2023. Winners will be notified in early 2024.

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