iBoot: How the biggest leak in Apple's history occurred - CYDIAPLUS.com


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Saturday, 10 February 2018

iBoot: How the biggest leak in Apple's history occurred

At the beginning of this week there was a leak of the source code of iOS. Called under the name of iBoot , we talk about a crucial component in the execution of the mobile operating system of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Luckily, the source code is old. Specifically for an iOS 9 version . In addition, it was immediately removed from GitHub, the platform where the leak was published.

From Motherboard they have investigated the case, getting in touch with some people related to the filtration . Through screenshots, text messages and others, they have been able to determine what happened.

The source code was filtered by an Apple employee

The source code for iOS 9 was leaked by a low-level Apple employee who took it in 2016 to share with his friends in the Jailbreak community. It is interesting to remember that, at that time, it took a lot of time to perform the Jailbreak in this version.

Also note that this employee was not angry with Apple or stole the source code with malicious intent. He was simply convinced by his friends to get the code in favor of the Jailbreak community.

    "The person who leaked the source code iBoot shared it with a small group of five people. He took everything, internal tools and anything. "

This group of five people had no reason to filter the source code of iBoot, and in fact they claim they did not want to . But somehow it came to light.

However, one of the members of this group wanted to mention that the leak was not complete. That is, it is not the original filtration, it is a copy.

Apple, for its part, confirmed the authenticity of the source code and called for calm by ensuring that the code is obsolete and outdated.

Source | Macrumors 

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