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Kulgam’s tech prodigy enters Apple’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for discovering critical data vulnerability


Kulgam’s Tech prodigy enters Apple’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ for uncovering critical data vulnerabilityKulgam, Oct 02 (KNO): In a remarkable achievement in the world of ethical hacking, a 21-year-old cybersecurity researcher from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a coveted spot in Apple’s renowned ‘Hall of Fame’ due to his exceptional skills.Muneeb Amin Bhat, a resident of Zungalpora, has received recognition from Apple, the renowned American multinational technology company, for his pivotal role in identifying a critical vulnerability within their systems that had the potential to result in a substantial iCloud data breach.Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Muneeb disclosed that the vulnerability he discovered exposed sensitive iCloud data, including personal photos, videos, PDF files, and the usernames and email addresses of iCloud users.Initially, Muneeb stumbled upon data from approximately 50,000 users.However, further investigation revealed that this vulnerability posed a risk to a much larger user base.“This issue wasn’t confined to just those initial 50,000 users; it posed a risk to almost all users, with new user data being compromised daily. I promptly reported this to Apple three months ago, and they acknowledged my findings,” Muneeb explained.Collaborating closely with Apple, Muneeb delved into the complexity of the vulnerability, examining its potential for exploitation and replication. Following rigorous analysis and testing, Apple released a crucial service update to rectify the issue.“After confirming the successful implementation of the fix, Apple has now recognized my contributions by featuring me in their Hall of Fame on their official website, acknowledging my role as a security researcher. They have also mentioned the possibility of a bounty, which is currently under review by their team,” Muneeb said.In their effort to appreciate those who have played a part in bolstering their security presents in today’s digital era—(KNO)

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