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Forbes Profiles Nicholas Allegra A.K.A. Comex

Forbes Profiles Nicholas Allegra A.K.A. Comex

Posted August 1, 2011 at 5:57pm by iClarified · 14259 views
Forbes profiles Nicholas Allegra a.k.a. Comex, the hacker who brought us JailbreakMe, in a new article published online.

Nicholas Allegra lives with his parents in Chappaqua, New York. The tall, shaggy-haired and bespectacled 19-year old has been on leave from Brown University since last winter, looking for an internship. And in the meantime, he's been spending his days on a hobby that periodically sends shockwaves through the computer security world: seeking out cracks in the source code of Apple's iPhone, a device with more software restrictions than practically any computer on the market, and exploiting them to utterly obliterate its defenses against hackers.


Forbes quotes several security experts in the article who have high praise for the sophistication of comex's jailbreak.

Dino Dai Zovi, co-author of the Mac Hacker's Handbook, says JailbreakMe's sophistication is on par with that of Stuxnet, a worm thought to have been designed by the Israeli or U.S. government to infect Iran's nuclear facilities. He compares Allegra's skills to the state-sponsored intruders that plague corporations and governments, what the cybersecurity industry calls "advanced-persistent threat" hackers: "He's probably five years ahead of them," says Dai Zovi.

Well respected hacker Charlie Miller also had high praise for comex saying, "I didn't think anyone would be able to do what he's done for years. Now it's been done by some kid we had never even heard of. He's totally blown me away."

Check out the article at the link below for the full story.

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zwabbit
zwabbit - August 1, 2011 at 11:44pm
Thanks for everything you have done for the community. :) Hope one you land that 'big' job u won't forget us. :)
Knoxonwoox
Knoxonwoox - August 1, 2011 at 8:59pm
He's the new prophet
Shameer
Shameer - August 1, 2011 at 7:11pm
Omg that's what he looks like I thought he would look cool but he is awesome he'll provobly jailbreak the iPad 3!
Elmer
Elmer - August 1, 2011 at 6:10pm
Mr. Allegra, you're the man! Thanks a million.
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