Holmdel Proud! Congratulations to Giyas Umarov! 🎉
HOLMDEL, NJ: He never went to coding classes, but according to his mom, Giyas Umarov, a sophomore at Holmdel High School has a big passion for reading. Recently he identified and reported a bug with Apple's security system. In an email to Apple, Umarov explained how to fix the problem, not just one way, but two different ways. According to Umarov, Apple asked him not to show the emails with solutions to anyone, that he had provided to Apple, for privacy reasons.
In a recent Apple update, they fixed the bug identified by Umarov and reported back to him asking how they could thank him for identifying the bug and providing multiple solutions. According to his mom, “Apple asked how he would like to be credited in an coming software update, and he really did not want anything but said it was ok just to mention his name. He really did not want any attention for it.”
Umarov is the oldest of four children and his mom credits his brilliance to reading. She commented to TAPinto: "Giyas did not even tell me about Apple publicly thanking him. His brother showed me their post. There are other people who help Apple with bugs, but they are all adults from IT companies, and Giyas is only 15 years-old and has never even went to coding classes. I am so proud of my son and even though he would prefer not to talk about it, I've convinced him that he can inspire others with his passion to read. If you read books, you can learn so much. You can even learn to find mistakes in gigantic companies like Apple and help them to solve problems."
Apple Inc. Support published: Additional recognition, App Store
"We would like to acknowledge Giyas Umarov of Holmdel High School for their assistance."
The thank you can be seen here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211850