Apple Confirms iBoot Source Code Leak is Real, Downplays Significance

Apple Confirms iBoot Source Code Leak is Real, Downplays Significance

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Apple has confirmed that the recent iBoot source code leak is real but downplayed its significance in a statement to MacRumors.

"Old source code from three years ago appears to have been leaked, but by design the security of our products doesn't depend on the secrecy of our source code. There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protections."

The iOS 9 source code for iBoot, the part of iOS that ensures a trusted boot of the iPhone's operating system, was leaked to GitHub but quickly removed after Apple filed a DMCA takedown request.

The leak doesn't affect users and and isn't an immediate cause for concern; however, it may help security researchers find vulnerabilities which could compromise a device or possibly contribute to a jailbreak.

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Apple Confirms iBoot Source Code Leak is Real, Downplays Significance

D4xM4Nx - February 9, 2018 at 12:48pm
It'll be jailbreak porn! Having pretty much all iOS releases jailbreakable, an untethered coming shortly thereafter, and can't be patched unless the hardware gets upgraded :D
komo - February 9, 2018 at 4:27am
Apple lies again they cant be trusted
Ocanefun - February 8, 2018 at 10:25pm
It was only a matter of time I suppose. I say it could be the government as retaliation because Apple would not let them in that criminal iPhone.
Ismael Santos - February 8, 2018 at 9:59pm
I love always apple. Because. They all real. Not liking like Samsung they told you something and that’s liyings. That’s always. Trust in Apple devices For ever.
JWA - February 8, 2018 at 9:39pm
iBoot jailbreak would be awesome.
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