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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. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      now he'll be bothered by "when's the next patch"? We'll never hear the end of it.
    1. MYPHONEI's Avatar
      MYPHONEI -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      And this, my friends, is called selling out. No doubt an amazing opportunity though.
      I thought the same thing

      SUcks

      Apple will buy or patent anything
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Don't worry Apple will lay him off quick in this economy. He'll be back jailbreaking in no time.
    1. iJasonTATE's Avatar
      iJasonTATE -
      I think this means less and less jailbreaks. I say this because Comex knows how to find and make all the exploits etc.. So before Apple releases and iOS firmware, they will run it by Mr. Comex so he can make it "Un-Jailbreakable". Also, in my opinion jailbreaking will never come to an end.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      He's an intern - I doubt they will run anything by him.

      I'm not even certain they know who they have - but if not they will soon find his exceptional talent.
    1. iJasonTATE's Avatar
      iJasonTATE -
      I'm not saying now. In the future I"m sure he will get a position somewhere in the iOS dept.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      he's joined the Darkside
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      he's joined the Darkside
      so you read my post in members news?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      no, sorry I dont know what your talking about

      Edit: I have read your thread now, I just said it because I'm a Star Wars nut
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      No one said he was going to go against jailbreaking or even discontinue jailbreaking for that matter >.>
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      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.
      I guess I was being a bit optimistic.
      The more realistic probability is that Apple have recruited him as part of their war against JB'ing.
      But one defector won't win Apple the war - though it may help them to further shorten the ever-shortening window of JB'ing opportunity with new JB's.
    1. iJasonTATE's Avatar
      iJasonTATE -
      His Apple internship can't force him to quit jailbreaking.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by iJasonTATE View Post
      His Apple internship can't force him to quit jailbreaking.
      I think you will probably find it can.......