Apple Hires Comex – iPhone Hacker Behind Popular Jailbreak Tools Like JailbreakMe, Spirit As An Intern

News | Saturday August 20 2011 4:14 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

has just announced that he is joining Apple as an intern.
, iPad and iPod Touch for
, which used a userland exploit to jailbreak and install 
 on an iOS device using mobile Safari. Apple had to release an
software update to patch the vulnerability.
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 .
Forbes had unmasked Comex as Nicholas Allegra, a 19-year old Brown University student from Chappaqua, New York who stays with his parents. Allegra describes jailbreaking as
“like editing an English paper… You just go through and look for errors. I don’t know why I seem to be so effective at it.”
Charlie Miller, a former network exploitation analyst for the National Security Agency had this to say about Comex:
“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.”
He hasn’t mentioned what he will be working on at Apple , but we won’t be surprised if he joins Apple ‘s security to prevent hackers making use of exploits used by him in JailbreakMe and Spirit.
 community. It is not the first time someone from the iPhone jailbreaking community has joined Apple .
, developer of 
community’s cat and mouse with Apple , but we are sure that members of the 
, Chronic Dev team or some kid we had never heard of, will rise up to the challenge.
Good luck to Comex for his internship at Apple !

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