It has recently been reported that a top secret Apple code for the iPhone’s operating system was posted on Github. The code, “iBoot”, could potentially allow hackers to find security holes in the smartphone, enabling them to analyse Apple’s code, replicating and manipulating it for malicious purpose. Rusty Carter, VP of Product at Arxan Technologies commented below.
Rusty Carter, VP of Product at Arxan Technologies:
“Apple iOS is widely viewed as the most trusted mobile operating system out there. But the leak of this source code is proof that no environment or OS is infallible, and application protection from within the application itself is crucial, especially for business-critical, data-sensitive applications. It’s only a matter of time before the release of this source code results in new and very stealthy ways to compromise applications running on iOS.”