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For Comex, a 19-year-old iPhone hacker whose real name is Nicholas Allegra, jailbreaking the iPhone comes easy. The iPhone Dev Team member may have hacked himself a golden ticket, since Apple has come calling and he now has an internship at the company.

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For Comex, a 19-year-old iPhone hacker whose real name is Nicholas Allegra, jailbreaking the iPhone comes easy. He’s a member of the iPhone Dev Team, the group responsible for continually frustrating Apple’s attempts to keep iOS a closed system. Apple must be tired of all this frustration, since the company has apparently offered Allegra an internship beginning in September.

Allegra is responsible for JailbreakMe 3.0, a web-based jailbreak tool released in July and designed to be used on iPhones, iPad and iPod touches running iOS 4.3.3. Before that, he created Spirit, which was an untethered jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 3.1.2 to 3.2, and he was also a Nintendo Wii homebrew software developer.

Allegra has been described by other iPhone hackers and Forbes as somewhat of a prodigy, and he’s been compared to some of the most advanced computer systems security experts in the world.

Apple probably thinks it’s better to have Allegra working with it rather than against it. In theory, his ability to quickly and easily locate exploits in iOS code will give Apple advance notice of problems before they arise, so that it can patch holes before software updates hit the public. In practice, it’s unlikely to stop the cat-and-mouse game of jailbreaking altogether, but kudos to Apple for trying a solution that doesn’t involve civil suits and generally draconian behavior.

  1. i hope he wont take the offer and stick as he is already :S …. donations might be a solution

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  2. Fake DarrinSearancke Friday, August 26, 2011

    Who said Jailbreaking was a problem? Seems to fast-track updates that users want and Apple (god love ‘em) eventually adds to following iPhone OSX up-dates.

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  3. Apple has to act like it’s against rooting their devices. Remember the original AppleTV it was practically already broken when it was released in hopes that the hacker community would buy them en mass. Unfortunately it was too expensive for it to catch on. You can do more with a rooted iPhone than you can with a rooted Android.

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  4. Diana Richardson Friday, August 26, 2011

    Go to youtube and look for: “America’s Sexiest Videos” I want you to c me… :)

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    1. ?

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  5. i hope he goes against them and unpatch holes

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    1. ((i hope he goes against them and unpatch holes))

      Wouldn’t that make it possible for people to get viruses?

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  6. FUCK ALL YOU JAILBREAKERS!!!!!! SUCK IT!! LOOKS LIKE YOU JAILBREAKERS ARE OUT OF LUCK WHEN iOS 5 COMES OUT!! THAT’S RIGHT, SUCK IT BITCHES!!!!

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  7. FUCK ALL YOU MOTHERFUCKING JAILBREAKERS OUT THERE!!! NO MORE JAILBREAKING FOR YOU ONCE iOS 5 COMES OUT!!! THAT’S RIGHT, SUCK IT BITCHES!!!

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