Jailbreak Hacker Comex is Going to Work for Apple

Jailbreak Hacker Comex is Going to Work for Apple

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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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Jailbreak Hacker Comex is Going to Work for Apple

fck... - August 27, 2011 at 6:59pm
what if he fucks 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 - 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
Dt - 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.
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