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  • Comex Joins Apple as an Intern, No More JailbreakMe?



    Comex, the hacker we've grown to love for JailbreakMe.com, will soon be joining the ranks of Cupertino as an intern.

    Comex, who's real name is Nicholas Allegra, announced his hiring via Twitter:

    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.
    Allegra, a 19-year old Brown University student, is famous for how flippin' easy his jailbreak exploits were compared to other iOS cracking devices. Exploiting Apple's PDF renderer, Allegra was able to install custom software to crack iOS devices by simply having the iOS user visit JailbreakMe.com with their iDevice.

    An article with Forbes Magazine seemed to predict Allegra's hiring at Apple. The article in question ended with the author wondering if Apple needed a new security intern.

    While Allegra and Apple haven't commented on what he will be doing with the company, but it appears Forbes was right.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Comex Joins Apple as an Intern, No More JailbreakMe? started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 74 Comments
    1. chhay's Avatar
      chhay -
      steve jobs is joining the jailbreak community after he resigned. spread the news!
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Truly an excellent opportunity that any of us would easily take advantage. Wish u the best of luck in the apple company and please don't forget the little people who made u well known

      Still can't believe a 19 year old made jailbreakme
    1. ryantcb's Avatar
      ryantcb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brr View Post
      On a different viewpoint, I believe apple actually benefits from jail breaking in general. I know I wouldn't buy/upgrade if a device is not jailbreakable.
      Thats exactly why I stayed with Apple. If I can't jailbreak (improve) my iPhone I don't really have a need for it.

      The King is dead long live the King?
    1. amazad's Avatar
      amazad -
      I refuse to believe a jailbreaker sold out his values for money from Apple.

      George Hots we need you now more than ever !
    1. ryantcb's Avatar
      ryantcb -
      Quote Originally Posted by amazad View Post
      I refuse to believe a jailbreaker sold out his values for money from Apple.

      George Hots we need you now more than ever !
      Geohot has already got a job at Facebook.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I posted my views on this yesterday at Comex to the dark side?
      Surprised it took so long to make the front page as it was old news when I woke up here in the UK yesterday.
      Without Comex I'm not sure we will see any new jailbreaks for some time - existing ones will continue to get updated but......
    1. Tylus's Avatar
      Tylus -
      whats with this sites comments being all screwy?
    1. maxtor's Avatar
      maxtor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryantcb View Post
      Thats exactly why I stayed with Apple. If I can't jailbreak (improve) my iPhone I don't really have a need for it.

      The King is dead long live the King?
      I agree..
    1. isokrates's Avatar
      isokrates -
      I'm shocked that anyone can even begin to be critical of his decision. He's done something amazing for all of us, now it's time he did something amazing for himself, namely, line up career options for the future. The sort of people who are complaining about this are myopic, selfish goons who not only want everything free, but also want everything done for them. If we all subscribed to this kind of passive-aggressive welfare-presupposing envy that we'd still be drawing on walls in caves with our own faeces. All I can say is congratulations and good bloody luck. Oh, and thanks.

      CP
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I have seen very, very few people criticise him, there will always be a few but mostpeople wish him well and are greatful for what he has done for us all.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by VBLUE42 View Post
      Im surprised Apple hasn't done this more often or until now and I suspect we will see more of this from them.
      Why ?
      The JB community saves Apple a ton of development investment.
      They can freely use JB-devs' work, once it's been fully tested in the JB-wild ... without having to pay them a penny.
      Apart from which, by searching for exploits, JB-devs keep iOS extremely secure by revealing those exploits when the JB is released.

      iOS would be nowhere near where it is today, were it not for JB'ing.

      His hiring by Apple may be an indication that Apple is preparing to give JB's what they want in iOS-5.
      That would be the simplest way to stem losses from lost app revenues.
    1. Brr's Avatar
      Brr -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      Why ?
      The JB community saves Apple a ton of development investment.
      They can freely use JB-devs' work, once their work has been fully tested in the JB-wild without having to pay them a penny.
      Apart from which, by searching for exploits, JB-devs keep iOS extremely secure by revealing those exploits when the JB is released.

      iOS would be nowhere near where it is today, were it not for JB'ing.
      Exactly!
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Wow real nice congrats comers
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      This is bad news for the jailbreak community.

      This is bad news for the jailbreak community.
    1. fayaad's Avatar
      fayaad -
      He said he hopes musclenerd makes jailbreakme 4 according to his
      Tweet
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Let's see code for donations only or have a job with Apple? I'd "sell out" too. People need to eat.
      Justify however you like. I am sure he was eating just fine though.

      It's the principle of the thing. Everything he stood up for... just got bought out. Or, maybe he didn't stand up for anything and he could give a rip about Apple's tendency to tie us down. It happens all the time. You stand up to the man until the man is willing to shut you up with some money. I don't hate the guy for it, but I call it out like it is.

      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post

      His hiring by Apple may be an indication that Apple is preparing to give JB's what they want in iOS-5.
      That would be the simplest way to stem losses from lost app revenues.
      This makes no sense. This guy wasn't an app developer, he was the guy that opened the doors for tweaks. Apple doesn't need this guy to add the things that they were previously unwilling to add. They just need to do it.
    1. LuisAKANewt's Avatar
      LuisAKANewt -
      its about time!!! that's great i wish only the best for comex!
    1. littlelisa63's Avatar
      littlelisa63 -
      Congrats to comex
      But is hoping that there will still be jailbreaks for our devices
    1. ericwall's Avatar
      ericwall -
      Quote Originally Posted by babyydaveyy View Post
      Nicholas Allegra for CEO anyone??
      TRUST ME, I think we /all/ want that! Reply if you agree

      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Let's see code for donations only or have a job with Apple? I'd "sell out" too. People need to eat.
      Good Point...
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      Congrats Comex, in the future no more jailbreaking, because already jail open by comex.
      In the future you will have cydia automatic installed on the iPhones or iPods