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Apple Hired JailbreakMe Founder Comex

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 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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