One of the respected iPhone jailbreak scener Comex has been turned up by Apple as an intern, he confirmed on his Twitter account last night.
Comex, who was described by Forbes as Nicholas Allegra, has gained a meteoric rise of reputation as someone who can spot obscure exploit holes in Apple’s iOS software. Over the past few months, he and his jailbreak team made exploiting the iPhone as simple as visiting the website created by them, Jailbreak.me.
“It’s been really, really fun, but it’s also been a while and I’ve been getting bored… So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple,” Comex tweeted.
According to a report published by Forbes, Allegra has been looking for an internship since leaving Brown University last year. It’s a wise move by Apple to offer him a job, albeit a lowly internship, since it means he’ll be using his skills to make iOS more secure. And by getting in the line for Apple, Allegra likely won’t continue his jailbreak work and the idea of iPhone 5 just a stone’s throw away, it is possible that iPhone 5 will be made secure too.
In June, Apple also snapped jailbreak app developer Peter Hajas, developer of MobileNotifier, which fixed the terrible notification system in iOS. Hiring exploiters isn’t new in the tech business, but it’s a pretty decent development for Apple, which has usually tried to smash hackers by more traditional means.