Comex

Comex Answers Your Questions

After being featured in a Forbes article last month, jailbreak prodigy and all around hacker Comex started to draw attention outside of the jailbreak scene. As a matter of fact, the folks at Apple started paying attention to the point that they offered him a job. Our loss, their gain.

Of course, questions started popping up in every jailbreaker’s mind. Will Comex give away his exploits to Apple? Will he keep working on jailbreaks and exploits? Will he keep JailbreakMe alive? Many questions that remained unanswered, until today…

The Cat and Mouse Game Between Apple and Jailbreakers is Only Just Beginning

Following the news that famed jailbreak hacker Comex was hired by Apple, many in the community called it the “beginning of the end” for jailbreakers. Apple is proving to be smarter than everyone thought. If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em, right?

With iOS 5 set for a public release this Fall, the cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreakers is not over. It’s only just beginning…

Comex, Father of JailbreakMe, Has Been Hired by Apple

It was only a matter of time. 19-year-old Nicholas Allegra, better known as infamous iOS hacker Comex, has announced that he has accepted a job with Apple in Cupertino.

Comex has been responsible for many famous jailbreaks, most notably his web based tool called JailbreakMe. He is a well respected member of the jailbreak community, and we wish him the best with his future endeavors at Apple.

Weird iOS Glitches Allow You to Fake FaceTime Calls and More

Apple’s iOS platform is considered to be one of the safest mobile operating systems in the industry. A major reason for that is how strict Steve Jobs and company have been with their mobile ecosystem.

There’s very few bugs or glitches in iOS, and ones that are found get patched fairly quickly. That being said,  JailbreakMe 3 creator Comex tweeted a couple of interesting links yesterday that make iOS do some weird  stuff when accessed through Mobile Safari…

Comex Wins a Pwnie Award for his JailbreakMe Exploit, GeoHot Wins Best Song

For those who aren’t familiar with the event, the Pwnie Awards is an annual awards show celebrating failures and achievements in the security community. This year’s ceremony took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the BlackHat security conference.

All together there were 9 awards handed out, and it probably won’t surprise you that a certain iDevice hacker took home one of them. As a matter of fact, 2 well known members of the jailbreak community ended up taking home Pwnies…

Forbes Highlights Jailbreak Hacker Comex

If you’ve ever considered jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, no doubt you’ve heard about an iOS hacker going by the handle Comex, the guy who discovered several important exploits, and the creator of JailbreakMe.

Besides his Twitter handle, we don’t know much about Comex. A Forbes journalist did a bit of digging and found out who Comex really is, and managed to talk to him…

JailbreakMe is Now Open Source

JailbreakMe 3.0 is a web-based jailbreak tool that provides an untethered jailbreak for all iDevices on iOS 4.3.3, including the iPad 2.

The hacker behind JailbreakMe, Comex, has officially made the code for JailbreakMe open source. His jailbreak code, called “saffron,” is now available for anyone to view on GitHub.

JailbreakMe Used 2,000,000 Times, Responsible for Jailbreaking 1% of All iDevices

JailbreakMe was released just a few days ago and has already had fulgurant success. Twelve hours after its launch, 500,000 iDevices had already been jailbroken. Fastforward a few days later, and JailbreakMe has now been used over 2,000,000 times.

The news that came this morning via Chpwn’s Twitter account reveals with a quick calculation that JailbreakMe is responsible for jailbreaking 1% of all iPhones, iPads and iPods in the world…

Comex to Fix Issue with Camera Connection Kit on iPads Jailbroken with JailbreakMe

Yesterday we told you about an issue that could be reproduced on iPads jailbroken with JailbreakMe when trying to use Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. If you own an iPad jailbroken with JailbreakMe, you can’t use the Camera Kit for the time being.

Comex has been aware of the issue, and today he announced on Twitter that he has a fix coming up this Friday. According to Comex, the fix will be available in Cydia as a new package to install…

Apple Plans to Fix JailbreakMe PDF Exploit in Next iOS Update

After a long wait, Comex released JailbreakMe 3.0. And now a huge number of iOS devices have already utilised the hack.

The jailbreaking method, which simply requires a user visit a website and press a button, is aimed at jaibreaking iOS devices running version 4.3.3, as well as being the first jailbreak available for Apple’s iPad 2.

With experts warning that the same method Comex uses could also be used in a malicious context, it was only a matter of time until Apple looked to plug the PDF exploit that the jailbreak relies on….

Germany Issues Warning Concerning Comex’s iOS PDF Exploit

JailbreakMe 3.0 has garnered some serious attention over the last 48 hours. The last report we heard was that the site had been visited over a million times, and the PDF exploit had been downloaded over 500,000 times.

The exploit must have also grabbed the attention of Germany’s Information Security team, because the group just issued a country-wide warning for all iOS products. The Mobile Safari vulnerability exposed by Comex in his new jailbreak tool has really made some folks nervous…

If You Used JailbreakMe, Maybe You Should Consider Making a Donation to Comex

With over 500,000 iDevices jailbroken with JailbreakMe Saffron since last night, can you imagine if Comex made $1 for each of these devices? Yes, he’d probably be flying first class to some Caribbean island by now.

But let’s be realistic, not everyone would want to pay for a jailbreak, even if it was as low as one dollar. Truth is, most people probably don’t even know they can donate to Comex, which is why we thought it was our duty to let everyone know that they can…