Comex tweet Google internship

If there is someone in the hacking community that is filling up his resume with some of the top tech companies, that would be Nicholas Allegra, aka Comex. Although he hasn’t been really active in the iOS community since he released JailbreakMe 3.0, the young hacker hasn’t been resting on his laurels either.

After carrying out an internship for Apple in 2011 (which was terminated in October 2012), Comex has now announced on Twitter that he is going to intern at Google…

The tweet reads: “In other news, I’m going to intern for Google in a few weeks.”

Of course, people were already speculating that he’d probably be working on Android, but Comex quickly denied the claim, while still keeping the focus of his future work at Google unclear.

Comex at Google

This isn’t unclear to everyone though. If you’ve been in the community long enough, you probably know what Comex is up to. I asked him if it was ok to share what he will be working on with iDB readers, but as you can see on the screenshot above, Comex didn’t want to publicize this for the time being.

Still, this isn’t top secret information, and I’m sure Comex will talk about it publicly in the near future. Or maybe he’ll tell us all live on an episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak? That’s if we’re lucky, of course.

In the meantime, the iDB team wishes Comex the best for his new ventures.

  • In other news, I pooped my pants.

  • This is soooooooooo exciting!!! OMG! I can’t believe you wrote an article about this. Slow news day, huh?

    • Sorry, I don’t remember forcing you to read this post.

      I’m not sure why it’s so hard to believe I wrote an article about this. Comex played a huge part in the jailbreak community and it’s natural that we update readers about what he’s up to these days.

  • Joe Benning

    Still a jerk and still a sell-out in my book. I don’t care where he works…

    • What are you talking about? Comex is one of the nicest guys in the community.

      • Joe Benning

        First of all, I respect you as a team member. Second, he isn’t a part of the “community”. Not the jailbreak one anyhow. Since he jumped ship and then parted with Apple, he’s under legal bounds. How do you not know? They hired him for his ability to find security exploits and patch them, and in turn prevent jailbreaks, not sell iPhones. I’m sure he’s a real great guy.

      • You are wrong. Apple didn’t hire him for his ability to find security exploits and patch them. He wasn’t even working on iOS at Apple.

        Btw, thanks for noting you respect me 🙂

  • FrankensteinBlack

    Please help Google build an Android default firewall!! Perhaps our friend Yllier (RR) of Firewall-IP fame can provide an assist. Do this and it will eclipse your Jme heroism ten fold! Android need help badly in this area and not just because of malware but because their App approval process is very different to Apple’s. COMEX, BE AN ANDROID HERO!!! Just sayin…

    • Joe Benning

      While you’re cheering him on, he’s working on a patch to stop what you Fandroids like to call “rooting”. Don’t kid yourself, this guy is lower than dirt. Ask around.

      • I think you’re misunderstanding. You’re probably thinking about geohot, not comex

      • Joe Benning

        You’re right. That guy, too!

      • Why geohot? I think I missed a chapter

      • Wait, i thought geohot quit jailbreaking?

      • You’re under the assumption that most Android devices need exploits for such a thing. Devices like the Nexus 7 even ship rooted.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    comex become a hacker again!

  • Gorgonphone


  • Good luck to comex on his new job. Once he helped the JB community now he has moved on life goes on can’t serve the community all your life.

  • seyss

    geohot ftw

  • His name is nick, you don’t have to block it out. Nick Allegra to be exact.

    • I know that/ I even wrote it down in the first sentence

    • bloodshed

      “long stare”..ppssshh

  • For all the hard work this guy did to get ur iPhones jailbroken yall should be happy for him.

  • f1ght3r

    Unless he’s working on a jailbreak or finding exploits, tbh I don’t really care.

  • ic0dex

    Wow this is by fare the best article that I’ve read is month. Oh and I just love the response from everyone in the comment section.

  • if only he could make another jailbreak like he did for ios 4.3.3 😛


    they used

  • GeoHot

    get no profit, be hired by Appel, being there, being terminated by himself and his lack of order and rules by not attending on time… get hired by Google… Score nothing yet. 0.
    Google, attract a future molester for sure, hire him, make him sign, use him while usefull, let him go when useless… Score +1
    Comex bottomline: a young, nice and brilliant brain, without strategic intelligence equals nothing. Wasted. His problem… himself.
    -George Hotz

  • Ok this is the way i see it this guy is a total d-bag he only had one exploit and used it and is not a team player i seen on a reddit post by planetbeing talking about him a ziphone not being team players and just trolls around for attention i even seen him on Twitter doing the same thing he may be a nice guy to people im not denying that but the guy just sucks when it comes to team work. The web exploit was found but was supposed to be used later on in the scene for ios 5 but this guy went and gave it out for 4.3.x and ruined it. In my opinion he can go F himself

  • If you have knowledge you can join the biggest companies doing business. Its good to see he took the right move by heading towards Google.