Ian Beer

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Ian Beer is a British computer security expert and white hat hacker, currently residing in Switzerland and working for Google as part of its Project Zero.[1] Beer was the first security expert to publish his findings under the "Project Zero" name in the spring of 2014;[2] at this time, the project was not yet revealed and crediting the newly discovered vulnerabilities to it led to some speculation.[1]

He is known for discovering a large number of security vulnerabilities in Apple products, including iOS,[1] Safari[2] and macOS,[3] as well as helping create jailbreaks for iOS versions.[4][5] One such discovery forced Apple to rewrite significant parts of the macOS and iOS kernel.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Greenberg, Andy (15 July 2014). "Meet 'Project Zero,' Google's Secret Team of Bug-Hunting Hackers". Wired.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b Schmidt, Jürgen (15 July 2014). "Google schickt Elite-Hacker auf die Jagd nach Sicherheitslücken". Heise Security (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  3. ^ Donath, Andreas (26 October 2016). "Sicherheitslücken: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 unbedingt aufspielen - UBERGIZMO DE". de.ubergizmo.com (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  4. ^ Popa, Bogdan. "First iPhone 7 Jailbreak (iOS 10.1.1) Now Available for Download". softpedia. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  5. ^ Becker, Leo (22 December 2016). "Yalu: Erster öffentlicher Jailbreak für iOS 10". Heise Security (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  6. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (27 October 2016). "How Google's Project Zero made Apple refactor its kernel". The Register. Retrieved 2017-03-19.