Archive for October, 2016

Celebrities Make over $300000 Per Post for Endorsing Brands on Social Media


It’s wrong to assume that ads are limited to TV screens, video clips and webpage images. Apart from these common practices, another advertisement method is getting popularity these days which is also proving to be very costly.

It is possible you may have seen stars like Shahid Afridi or Cristiano Ronaldo showing their devices along with posts with hashtags of ads or sponsored. These are new ads that reach the internet users very easily as these hashtags are used through various social media sites.

Captiv8 is a firm that looks at the relation between brands and social media influencers that have large number of followers and it is revealed by this analytic firm. Companies can reach the network of even millions of customers by sponsoring these influencers.

The brands can easily reach internet users through social media. Every day, 40% of American citizens between 18 to 34 years of age access picture sharing app like Snapchat.

Users think that they will know about the life of their favorite celebrity but it is used by the sponsors to be seen by such users.

It is like if you see your favorite celebrity through social media holding a particular phone then it will influence you more to buy this phone as compared to watch usual ads on TV.

Now people with large following have got a huge business in this form.

Find Issues in iOS 10 and Get Prize up $1.5 Million


The mobiles have the OS but there is problem with OS that it has vulnerabilities and those are discovered to millions of devices and make them insecure. Google and Apple continued to patch out the vulnerabilities and exploits and they were introduced each time as the update. The efforts were made to find the vulnerabilities and it benefits hacking groups and the intelligence agencies.

The vulnerability or exploit brokers buy and sell the information of these things, which they discover to exploit to the ones that will use it and they can make millions of dollars to just for one exploit.

Zerodium, An Exploit Broker

Zerodium is the exploit broker company and it announced to give $1.5 million to someone, who can disclose zero day exploit for iOS 10 of Apple. It is said that the highest amount, which went out for zero day exploits was $1 million last year. The person, who can jailbreak the latest and trendy iOS 10 remotely will get $1.5 million.

The bugs of iOS 9 were going up to $500,000 and the windows and Android flaws were moving about $100,000. The bugs or exploits of Android 7.0 Nougat will get $200,000 reward for this year and they increased the difficulty in get the flaws in it. Zerodium got the limited $1 million bounty during the winter last year for the vulnerabilities for iOS and it offered to pay multiple $ 1 million sums. In this way, the hacker group claimed the full repayment for it. The founder of Zerodium, Bekrar said that the $1.5 million bounty of Zerodium is for all time and it is provided for specific time period.

The security for both iOS 10 and Android 7 was increased so they have to increase the price and it would also attract more researchers all year round.

iOS 10 Jailbroken in Just a Day

iOS 10 was proved jailbroken by the teenager and he said that he did it within 24 hours. It is good but he did it remotely and did not make the changes to phone in person and it is something different. He deserves for robust $1.5 million. The Company of Bekrar sold these exploits to the governments and organization of North America and he also sold it to the agencies of the allied governments. It is doubtful that such a large incentive will be provided to someone, who jailbreaks the iPhone and it shows that it actually very hard to do.