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Jailbreak Hacker Comex is Going to Work for Apple

Jailbreak Hacker Comex is Going to Work for Apple

Posted August 25, 2011 at 11:26pm by iClarified
Comex, the hacker behind recent iOS jailbreaks has announced that he will soon go to work for Apple.

It's been really, really fun, but it's also been a while and I've been getting bored.

So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.

MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev-Team has already wished Comex the best, as do we.

@comex Congrats on the Apple internship...what a great opportunity!

Nicholas Allegra a.k.a. Comex first appeared on the iPhone jailbreak scene in March of 2010 when he demonstrated an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS called Spirit. Then in August of 2010 Comex released another untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.0 for all devices including the iPhone 4. This jailbreak was entitled JailbreakMe 2.0 and could easily be performed using just MobileSafari. After Apple closed the PDF exploit, Comex was again able to update JailbreakMe to perform an untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.3.3 and the iPad 2 in July.

Dino Dai Zovi, co-author of the Mac Hacker's Handbook, told Forbes that 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.

Comex will be sorely missed by the iPhone Jailbreak community.

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fk... - August 27, 2011 at 6:59pm
what if he does us over and works for apple as the software security pple
freebazee - August 27, 2011 at 4:05pm
Will Not Buy iPhone5 till it's jailbroken (not repeating the ipad2 mistake) ... So Apple's Loss ...
darkness129 - August 27, 2011 at 11:54am
think it in a good way, the devs are going to attempt to get apple jailbreak free, but jailbroken already. i mean like.... enabling cydia and those stuff
trq mst
trq mst - August 26, 2011 at 8:06pm
apple gonna shut his mouth off for any coming possible jailbreak for iOS5 so goodbye to all untethered iphone 5
David - August 26, 2011 at 5:33pm
So, Comex is accepting an "internship" at Apple and everyone is congratulating him? Somebody explain to me how being a grunt at Apple compares to being a world-famous hacker. The profiles just don't match. Something doesn't smell right. The jailbreak party is over...time to go home everyone.
Jared - August 27, 2011 at 5:04pm
Being an intern at Apple does not equate to being a "grunt." ALL Apple employees(besides some management positions) start out as interns. To be asked to be an intern at Apple is one of the highest accomplishments a developer can attain. He will work his way up through the company (like all previous interns have) and have a long and successful career working for them.
David - August 28, 2011 at 12:59pm
So, being asked to intern is higher (in you opinion) than being a world-famous hacker? It's called selling out. Apple is a very difficult place to fit in. It's corporate and if you don't drink the Kool-aid and fit in, you are OUT. You act like every hackers dream is to intern at Apple to become a corporate lackey, just like the drones from the 1984 commercial. Think different... I don't think so! The party is over.
uppsssyyyy - August 26, 2011 at 4:45pm
ok... that is it looks like my iPad 2 will stay in 4.3.3 for I am not sure how long, but.... I hope someone else pick up the flag and move on with us, because the dev-team is already paid by Apple and or gevey....
Mimshack tee
Mimshack tee - August 26, 2011 at 2:45pm
Why???? He should have waited till after ios5 jailbreak. Gonna miss him
Crunch - August 26, 2011 at 12:34pm
Wow, first geohot gets hired by Facebook, and now comex is going to Apple. Both have elevated what I can do with my iPhone and iPad immensely and I'm grateful for that. Looks like Cydia will be in trouble. A big Congrats and Thanks to comex and yes, you will be sorely missed, but it'll be nice to get paid for your awesome work and all of your time that you've invested over the years. ;-)
nir-hus - August 26, 2011 at 12:29pm
Good for him, bad for the jailbreak community. Http://www.nirhus.com
Gus Rivera
Gus Rivera - August 26, 2011 at 12:01pm
So who got PWNED now? :P
Djelimon17 - August 26, 2011 at 10:34am
Looks like IOS 5 might be on hold for my iPhone 4. No way am I giving up sftp and iFile
Sean - August 26, 2011 at 10:24am
Its pretty obvious dis was goingto happen. Y else do features on cydia show upon new iphones nd how come no unlocks for ip4?? Dev team works for apple
AleXxX - August 26, 2011 at 11:58am
Agree about dev-team!they released an unlock for the first bb of iphone4,so people would buy them in millions...then no unlock came out,not even for the second bb...i'm not an expert,but i really don't think that since the second bb of the iPhone4 it's an entire different universe and can't be patched...anyways,we don't pay them we can't ask them nothing...
Shameer - August 26, 2011 at 10:21am
I hope he encourages apple to hire cydia devs who have great tweaks and put those tweaks in ios
Djelimon17 - August 26, 2011 at 12:11pm
Would be nice but some stuff like iFile exposes way more of the device than apple will tolerate, and those are what I like best
Shameer - August 26, 2011 at 2:47pm
It doesn't nesecerily have to be open but there are a lot of stuff cydia has that could be awesome if apple does it because apple does stuff right
AleXxX - August 26, 2011 at 8:39am
Well this is the opportunity George Hotz never had :)...Anyways,good luck @comex and please don't become an anti-jailbreak soldier :D Now,let's hope there are some other skilled guys out there to sustain future jailbreak community!
bobby man
bobby man - August 26, 2011 at 7:57am
Well, good news for Apple, bad for Jailbreakers. If comex works for Apple, he will surely tell them how to close the exploit holes, but maybe there is another comex outside this world (and other world)
turim - August 26, 2011 at 6:03am
That's awesome! Congrats, comex! I read some news of a free spot at the top in Apple, but I think Tim took the job... ;-)
Noman - August 26, 2011 at 4:32am
Jailbreakers been working to Apple more or less since day one. Generating massive sales of iOS-Devices. Without ability to Jailbreak millions of devices would not have been sold, without ability to jailbreak iOS devices are handicap. Without Jailbreak i too would have switched to the other side.
reddevil - August 26, 2011 at 4:02am
COMEX = SELLOUT!!!!!!! the end of jailbreaks as we know it
Cyberangels - August 26, 2011 at 3:10am
If you Cant Beet Your Enemy Make Him to Join You. Keeping your enemies close is the best way to control them. Apple lost billions of dollars because of jailbreackers , do you really thing this is a good opportunity ???
Noman - August 26, 2011 at 4:27am
Lost - LOL LOL LOL. I bought 4 iOS Devices since v.1 and thats purely because they been all Jailbreakable. How do you make that loss for Apple? And i presume there are at least million others that think the same... without JB i would have gone to Android camp long long time ago.
Pepee - August 27, 2011 at 5:34pm
What did Apple lost!!! Because of jailbreak and unloking is why a lot of people buying iphones, without that who wants to be tied up with apple exclussively???!!!!
Operation Codename: Apple Undercover
Operation Codename: Apple Undercover - August 26, 2011 at 2:53am
Great we sucessfully now have infiltrated the Apple Community. Make us proud Comex ;)
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