Apple is known for its secure and locked down ecosystem and that is why many people use Apple products, but a couple of days ago a part of Apple’s source code for iBoot was leaked, and some call it the biggest leak in iPhone history.
A report by Motherboard states that the code was leaked by a former low-level Apple employee. Friends of the Apple intern who were connected with the jailbreaking community convinced him to leak the code. Once the code was leaked it was spread into this closed group who agreed that they wouldn’t want it to leak out even farther. One of them states: “He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot.” and “None of this was ever supposed to leave a handful of people, what’s happened is quite disastrous.” After the code was leaked from the group it was posted on Reddit and shared in a discord group full of jailbreakers. Eventually, it made it’s way to GitHub last week.
The problem is that some people that get a hold of the source code could have malicious intents which could be dangerous for the average consumer.
Keep in mind that the source code is from IOS 9 and is 2+ years old. Apple has also made a statement regarding the situation that almost no-one will be affected. Furthermore, Apple has ordered GitHub to remove the code from their website.
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