Some of the iPhone’s most sensitive code was leaked on Wednesday, according to sources.
Security experts have reported that an anonymous hacker leaked a source code for iBoot. According to published accounts, it was originally stolen, by an APPLE employee, who shared it with a “tight-knit” group of friends, in order to use it, for private purposes. Unfortunately, the code went viral within a jailbreak community, and it wasn’t long before the source code was exposed and published openly, on the internet’s GitHub.
iBoot is the part of iOS that is responsible for a boot of the operating system on the device. Seemingly, the iBoot takes effect during the transition of the iPhone screen as it switches from black to white, then to the HOME screen. (more…)