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iPhone source code leak? Apple cracks down on ‘iOS bootloader’ posted on GitHub

February 8, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Someone has published the purported source code for the iOS bootloader, iBoot, potentially opening the door for hackers and jailbreakers to find vulnerabilities in Apple’s mobile OS.

Motherboard reports that the iBoot source code for iOS 9 was leaked on GitHub and, although it is an older version of iOS, parts of it probably remain in the current iOS 11.

iBoot is a core part of iOS’s secure boot chain, a highly sensitive process that happens when an iOS device is switched on.

The secure boot chain ensures the lowest levels of software in the OS haven’t been tampered with and only loads software signed by Apple, according to Apple’s iOS security whitepaper.

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