iPhone source code leak? Apple cracks down on 'iOS bootloader' posted on GitHub


The leaked code could provide clues to vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise, jailbreak, and decrypt iOS devices.

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Someone has published the purported source code for the iOS bootloader, iBoot, potentially opening the door for hackers and jailbreakers to find vulnerabilities in Apple’s mobile OS.

Motherboard reports that the iBoot source code for iOS 9 was leaked on GitHub and, although it is an older version of iOS, parts of it probably remain in the current iOS 11.

iBoot is a core part of iOS’s secure boot chain, a highly sensitive process that happens when an iOS device is switched on.

The secure boot chain ensures…

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