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iOS jailbreaker takes internship at Apple

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Aug 2011 11:26 User comments (9)

iOS jailbreaker takes internship at Apple iOS hacking star Nicholas Allegra (aka Comex) has taken an internship at Apple.
The hacker/developer is known for creating JailbreakMe 2 and 3, hacks that allow iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to run homebrew apps on their devices.

Says Allegra:

Its been really, really fun, but its also been a while and Ive been getting bored.So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.


Allegra says he will likely be helping Apple tighten security now, which he called "kind of refreshing."

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9 user comments

126.8.2011 12:35

Keep your friends & family close, but keep your enemies even closer...

Good luck with that 'tightened security' idea...


226.8.2011 12:54

Greed makes the world tick.
Like a time bomb.
SELLOUT!
It's like paying a thief not to break into your house!

326.8.2011 14:20
anoymous
Unverified new user

hes a traitor!!!!

SNITCH!!!

426.8.2011 14:32

Originally posted by anoymous:
hes a traitor!!!!

SNITCH!!!

learn how to spell " Anonymous" first before calling someone a traitor and a snitch

526.8.2011 14:39

Traitor? Snitch?

Look, I hate to see one of the great ones switch to the other side, but can anyone really blame him?? This kid has more to think about in life than everyone else wanting a free, convenient way to unlock/jailbreak their phone.

Does anyone not really understand that at the end of the day, people that do all the great things for the community do it for the recognition, ...for their resume'?? Which eventually should lead to a payoff? If you as a person don't understand that, then you're out of the game. The whole idea of this (along with standing up for what's right and fair) is what drives innovation and the economy. Others will follow in his footsteps and, rest assured, we will all be able to jailbreak our phone still.

626.8.2011 23:25

If apple wants to pay him to ruin their devices, why shouldn't he? Jailbreaking makes iOS better...jailbreaking is the only reason that I once considered buying an iOS device (and because google TV cost more than an xbox).

If apple wants to prevent jailbreaking, I say let them shoot themselves in the foot...as for their customers...I really couldn't care less about them. If they are willing to continue supporting Apple after this past year, then they deserve to get screwed over.



727.8.2011 0:02

I find this some what humorous. Would make a good sitcom moment.


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827.8.2011 14:42

Originally posted by KillerBug:
If apple wants to pay him to ruin their devices, why shouldn't he? Jailbreaking makes iOS better...jailbreaking is the only reason that I once considered buying an iOS device (and because google TV cost more than an xbox).

If apple wants to prevent jailbreaking, I say let them shoot themselves in the foot...as for their customers...I really couldn't care less about them. If they are willing to continue supporting Apple after this past year, then they deserve to get screwed over.
This is completely off topic but did you manage to secure any hp touchpads?

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

927.8.2011 18:08
JD
Unverified new user

From what I have read from other posts, he knows a list of known holes for future jailbreaks. But of course now since he became a traitor, he will plug all those holes to impress his boss.

He could have take a job somewhere else. People act like he had no choice or something. He is classless.

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