Published iBoot source code said to be the biggest leak in Apple history
That leak might have been surpassed by what some are calling "The biggest leak in Apple history." Apparently, the iBoot source code has been published. As you might be able to tell from the name, this is the code that loads iOS on Apple's mobile devices. The iBoot source code ended up on software development platform GitHub, which could allow hackers, researchers and others to find the spots to attack in iOS. It could help those with malicious intent to decrypt an iPhone. And while the leaked iBoot code is from iOS 9, odds are that some of the published information remains in use on iOS 11.
Possibly confirming the relevance of the leaked code, Apple filed a copyright takedown request with GitHub, and the iBoot code was taken down, but not before it was posted for many to see. Before the code was removed, author Jonathan Levin, who has written books on iOS and Mac OSX, said "It’s a huge deal." He also noted that it matches code that he had previously reverse engineered. Another researcher also said that he believes that the code is legit.