The code applies to iOS 9.3, but most of it is used in the latest version of the system.
Unknown published on GitHub the source code iBoot, one of the key components of Apple devices.
This code can allow hackers and researchers in the area of security to find vulnerabilities in the IOS gadgets.
IBoot component is responsible for the correct loading of the operating system. This program runs in the first after switching on the device. She finds and verifies a system kernel, checks for signatures to Apple.
The code applies to iOS 9.3, but most of it is used in the latest version of the system. Probably this leak is genuine. Code will allow you to emulate iOS on other devices.
According to the author of a series of books about iOS and macOS Jonathan Levine, publication the source code of iBoot is “the largest leak in history.” Levin confirmed that appeared on GitHub code is really the source of posting, because it coincides with a code that he previously explored.
Interestingly, this code had previously appeared on the website Reddit. However, the user who shared it, was new, the record has not attracted the attention and quickly “buried” under a lot of new discussions. Now, however, the leak of the code drew attention to Apple.
Journalists emphasize that in recent years Apple has opened some parts of the source code of iOS and macOS, but the source iBoot the company keeps closed and is taking measures to protect it.
We will add that in the morning of 8 February, Apple filed about the violation of the GitHub copyright and forced the company to remove code. However, on other sites the code file is still available for download.
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