Apple opens applications for Security Research Device Program

Apple is now accepting applications from security researchers for Apple Security Research Device Program – program provides researchers with modified iPhone devices allowing easier vulnerability investigation and reporting.

Among other features, researchers can use a Security Research Device (SRD) to:

  • Install and boot custom kernel caches.
  • Run arbitrary code with any entitlements, including as platform and as root outside the sandbox.
  • Set NVRAM variables.
  • Install and boot custom firmware for Secure Page Table Monitor (SPTM) and Trusted Execution Monitor (TXM), new in iOS 17.

Applications are open through October 31, 2023.

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