Apple will block iPhone features if you replace battery from outside

Plus, there is another 50 percent bonus on offer as well if the researcher is able to report any bug in any pre-release build of Apple software. To make the message go away, an Apple Genius or Apple Authorized Service Provider has to authenticate the battery, iFixit says.

Apple announced the changes to its bug-bounty program during the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas alongside other critical updates. Essentially, this isn't a bug, and Apple wants this feature so that users are compelled to pay the company for replacing batteries.

Lower rewards, between $100,000 and $250,000, are for exploiting vulnerabilities that require physical access to the device or user interaction.

Apple is expanding the scope and the financial rewards of its bug bounty programme, offering up to $1 million to security researchers that find flaws in its full range of products.

And Apple is also seeking to make things easier for security researchers, by offering them a modified phone that has some security measures disabled. Apple opened a similar program for iOS, its operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and cloud storage, three years ago.

More news: Erdogan publicly announces Turkey invasion east of the Euphrates
More news: Green, Warriors reach four-year max extension
More news: Indians trade Bauer in three-team blockbuster

These iPhones will be part of the company's iOS Security Research Device program, which provides a special version of the company's smartphone to select security researchers who apply.

This, called the iOS Security Research Device, will be application-only when it launches sometime next year. Some hand-picked researchers will be given a new toy for a deeper inspection of iPhones security. A $1 million reward will be at stake for researchers who will discover a more severe attack that leads to gaining total, persistent control of a user's computer.

As per The Verge, the handsets will come with ssh, a root shell, and advanced debug capabilities, all created to make it easier for security researchers to uncover bugs before hackers do.

Apple and its specific partners are the only ones that can clear the "Service" message, with iFixit writing: "Put simply, Apple is locking batteries to their iPhones at the factory, so whenever you replace the battery yourself-even if you're using a genuine Apple battery from another iPhone-it will still give you the "Service" message". They are typically used internally to assess the security of sensitive internal components, such as the Secure Enclave Process responsible for encrypting data on the iPhone.

Related News:

  • Thursday forecast: Morning storms, mainly dry this afternoon

    Thursday forecast: Morning storms, mainly dry this afternoon

    Thursday's storms have the potential to become severe with heavy rainfall and damaging winds along with potential hail. Tomorrow: Partly sunny, a bit less humid, isolated storm? Highs Tuesday will top out in the mid 80s.
    2 killed, officer hurt in shooting at Walmart

    2 killed, officer hurt in shooting at Walmart

    Gunfire erupted at the store in Southaven, Mississippi, a town of nearly 50,000 about 13 miles south of Memphis. Callers told police there was an active shooter at the store, and another reported a fire inside the building.
    Grasshoppers Swarm Las Vegas

    Grasshoppers Swarm Las Vegas

    Experts say an invasion like this is tied to recent wet weather and has occurred five or six times over the past 30 years. Knight also says that the bugs probably won't cause much damage to residents' yards. "It was insane .
  • Latest Pokémon Sword and Shield Trailer Reveals New Villains and Monsters

    Latest Pokémon Sword and Shield Trailer Reveals New Villains and Monsters

    In Pokemon Sun and Moon , some existing Pokemon were given an aesthetic makeover, along with receiving new movesets and typing. Rare items can be earned for this and the Pokemon can gain experience, which means evolutions can be much easier.
    Setien happy for Junior Firpo over Barcelona move

    Setien happy for Junior Firpo over Barcelona move

    The Spain u21 global will sign a five-year deal with the LaLiga giants from fellow LaLiga outfit Real Betis . He was also part of the Spain U21 squad which won the European Championship in Italy last month.
    Trump says he is 'least racist' person anywhere

    Trump says he is 'least racist' person anywhere

    All four Congresswomen - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar - are American citizens. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
  • USA  launches domestic terrorism probe in Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

    USA launches domestic terrorism probe in Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

    Authorities are continuing to try to determine a motive for the attack in Gilroy and investigate Legan's background. Authorities added they found additional magazines, a rifle scope, flashlight and shovel in a bag in a nearby creek.
    Trump's new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts

    Trump's new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts

    The talks ended on Wednesday with little sign of progress, although both countries described the negotiations as constructive. USA stock prices fell after Trump's announcement, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling into negative territory.
    Bachelorette Hannah Brown dropped Fantasy Suite Bombshell in finale

    Bachelorette Hannah Brown dropped Fantasy Suite Bombshell in finale

    Ultimately, the deception was enough for Brown to call off the engagement. "I would love to", Tyler responded smoothly. But it was just that he wanted to let me know that if anything was said, there was a girl he was hanging out with.
  • Two bodies found in Canada, believed to be teen murder suspects

    Two bodies found in Canada, believed to be teen murder suspects

    In the weeks since following the killings, the global community has been transfixed by the manhunt for the two fugitives. MacLatchy said there is a sense of relief for families of the victims involved and the communities in the area.
    Cyberpunk 2077 will have its own spin-off card game next year

    Cyberpunk 2077 will have its own spin-off card game next year

    This is important as those who do survive their missions become Veterans, who then transfer their experience onto newer recruits. Afterlife's announcement confirms the project is a collaboration between CMON and CD Projekt RED , and is designed by Eric M.
    US Senate passes spending, debt limit deal

    US Senate passes spending, debt limit deal

    However, it wasn't enough to convince many fiscal conservatives who were opposed to the significant spending. The vote marks the last legislative action for the Senate for a while, as it starts a five-week recess.


Most liked

Iran says Israeli involvement in Gulf naval mission would be 'disastrous'
The warning was delivered in a statement that also cited an advisory from the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration. Earlier this week the United Kingdom joined a US-led mission to protect civilian ships in the Gulf.

Apple wants iPhone users to shun third-party battery replacements
"But Apple refuses to make this software available to anyone but themselves and Apple Authorized Service Providers". Apple is taking yet another step toward undercutting "unauthorized" repairs to its iPhones.

'Here to take them back to the top'
The powerfully-built left-footed striker was also wanted by Italian champions Juventus , according to media reports . The 81-cap Belgium worldwide spent two seasons in Manchester, scoring 28 goals in 66 appearances for the Red Devils.

Pique wants team-mate Coutinho to stay at Barcelona next season
The Brazilian is also expected to publicly apologise to Barcelona fans that his move to PSG was a mistake in the first instance. But some rumours claim, the deal has collapsed because the Lilywhites were unable to meet the wage demands of the Brazilian.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 to be held tomorrow at 1.00 am
Lastly, for security, the Exynos 9825 features a physically unclonable function (PUF), which stores and manage your personal data. The Exynos 9825 is an octa-core processor with 2x 4th gen Custom CPUs paired with 2x Cortex-A75 cores and 4x Cortex-A55 cores.

LeBron James Blasts NCAA for 'Rich Paul Rule'
The new criteria appear to be targeted at Paul , an National Basketball Association superagent, who does not have a degree. Now he's in direct violation of the NCAA's newest rule - if he tries to land a college basketball player as a client.

Angelina Jolie says the world needs more 'wicked women'
Jolie also nodded to her sons in the essay, writing that she "could not be prouder ... for the men they are becoming". Jolie continues, "But it is also true that women don't wake up every morning wanting to fight.

Could Tottenham sign Philippe Coutinho at the transfer deadline finish line?
Sources have told ESPN FC that the player has been offered to both Manchester United and Tottenham. United have not completely ruled out making a move but Spurs is a more likely destination.

'Fortnite' streaming star Ninja dumps Twitch for Mixer
Regardless, this is a huge deal for Microsoft and could swing the pendulum of game streaming a little more towards Mixer . For Ninja , the move to Mixer is one that might not be all about the money or record-breaking numbers.

David Griffin Says Building Around LeBron James Made Him "Miserable"
He said that once they had won the 2016 National Basketball Association championship, he knew he "was gonna leave". So what he joins the layup line or celebrates on the court when Bronny and his teammates make a great play.

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without approval of male 'guardian'
TUKO.co.ke understands the new regulation has also given Saudi women the right to register childbirth, marriage or divorce. They still can not pass on citizenship to their children, or provide consent for their children to marry.

Kovac apologises to Guardiola over Sane pursuit
The Spaniard said this would enable managers to know the final make-up of their squad before the first game of the season. When asked if there were any further details, the City boss said: "No". "It was quite remarkable.

Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?
Trump said Beijing had failed to stop sales of the synthetic opioid fentanyl to the U.S. , as it had promised to do. Another good indicator for the current healthy economy is wage growth , which has now risen 3.2% over a year ago .

Surgeons remove 526 teeth from 7-year-old’s jaw in India
The teeth, which are not visible outside the mouth, had to be surgically removed. He was taken to a nearby dentist with a swelling on the right side of his jaw.

At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated
The country's prison population is now around 700,000 people and altercations between gangs happen with some regularity. At least 40 prisoners were found strangled to death in late May in a jail in the city of Manaus.





Most Commented