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Discovered largest drain in iPhone history

Anonymous posted on GitHub the source code for the iBoot bootloader, which is responsible for the iOS boot process. The author of a series of books about Apple Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, Jonathan Levin, told the Motherboard that this is the biggest leak in Apple's history.

The code refers to iOS 9.3, but despite this, most of it is used in the latest version of the system. Due to the lack of some files, this code also fails to compile, but this does not prevent the source code from being searched for vulnerabilities. Probably, this leak will also allow you to emulate iOS to other devices.

IBoot source code is proprietary information, Apple does not post these files to the public. The loader is responsible for verifying the kernel and verifying the Apple signatures necessary for the device to work.

Levin noted that the code with a high probability is genuine, and the hackers actually published the source of the iPhone loader. This is also confirmed by the source of the publication, close to the developers of iOS. Apple did not respond to the Motherboard request.

For a regular user, this drain means that an unattached Jailbreak (an operation that gives access to the device file system) is about to appear on the latest versions of the system — that is, after the device is rebooted or turned off, the user will not have to hack the smartphone again. Although the files have already been deleted from GitHub, they quickly spread across the network and are still available for download.


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