If you have been following news, then you might be aware that a couple of days earlier, someone leaked Apple’s iBoot source code on GitHub. Although the source code was shortly taken down, it gave a lot of people window of opportunity to upload the codes to other websites. And now, a recent report by Motherboard has revealed that the code was originally released by a former Apple intern.
According to the latest report, the intern initially distributed the source codes to five of his friends who were part of iOS jailbreaking community. While the plan was to circulate the leak inside a small group, the leak eventually went out of control. At start, the codes were shared on a Discord chat group before it found its way to Reddit. However, auto moderator in the sub-Reddit deleted the post and few days earlier, the codes found their way to GitHub.
Interestingly, members of the original group told the publication that they never intended to spread the code due to legal action. At the moment, it’s unclear how the codes found their way to internet. Shortly after the source codes were taken down, Apple released a statement saying that the iBook code leak does to impact the security of devices which use iOS 9 or higher. However, given that a lot of users still use iOS 9 or below, it’ll be interesting to see if the company takes any action to address the security concern in the coming weeks.
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