Comex lascia il “lato oscuro” e passa da hacker specializzato nel jailbreak del sistema operativo iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)andando a lavorare per Apple. Comex comunica che ? stato veramente divertente forzare il sistema operativo iOS ma, ultimamente era diventato noioso. Cos?, la settimana prossima, inizier? uno stage con Apple che lo porter? a lavorare all’interno dell’azienda.
Infatti, dopo uno stage all’interno di Apple, dove si approfondisce la conoscenza del firmware iOS difficilmente un personaggio come Comex verr? lasciato andare!
Ma chi ? Comex?
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.