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Old 09-02-18, 01:45
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Default Apple iBoot Source Code Leaked on GitHub

Articles about this from Bleeping Computer, Sophos' Naked Security, The Register and ZDNet:

Apple iBoot Source Code Leaked on GitHub
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An anonymous user has uploaded what appears to be the source code of iBoot —the iOS secure bootloader— on GitHub, and all evidence suggests the code is authentic.
iOS ‘iBoot’ source code posted online, Apple issues DMCA takedown notice – Naked Security
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The source code for Apple’s iOS ‘iBoot’ secure bootloader has been leaked to GitHub.

As its name suggests, iBoot is a piece of read-only code that sits inside a boot ROM chip, activating every time an iOS device is turned on before the operating system kernel is loaded.

Its purpose is to ensure that whatever loads before iOS is what is says it is and hasn’t been tampered with or compromised.
Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason • The Register
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If you want a crash course in learning Arm code, now's your – hm, maybe not
iPhone source code leak? Apple cracks down on 'iOS bootloader' posted on GitHub | ZDNet
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Source code leak could spell security troubles for iOS in future.
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Old 09-02-18, 22:02
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An article on this issue by Graham Cluley on Bitdefender's HOTforSecurity site:

Apple’s iOS source code leak – what you need to know – HOTforSecurity
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From BBC News Technology:

Apple confirms iPhone source code leak - BBC News
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Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online.

The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github.

Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content.

But it said the leak had not necessarily compromised security.

In a statement, the company said the security of the iPhone did not rely on "the secrecy of its source code".
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