COMEX 2011 Show Dates, Venue, Lucky Draw and Floor Plans

29 Aug

comex 2011

After building the semi-famous website that allowed iPhone users to jailbreak their devices by simply clicking a link, 19-year old hacker Nicholas Allegra, aka “comex,” now has a job at Apple. A longtime member of the jailbreak community, Allegra announced late Thursday via Twitter that he accepted an internship with the iPhone maker.

Allegra made use of a flaw in iOS’s handling of PDF files in order to create jailbreakme.com. The website made the process of jailbreaking an iPhone—necessary to install unofficial apps and hacks—as easy as visiting a webpage. Apple quickly patched the flaw about a week later, but Allegra used other flaws in later iterations of the site. The third version of the site used a similar PDF-handling flaw that could jailbreak the latest devices, including the iPad 2. Ironically, the jailbreak community also offered a patch for the flaw before Apple released its own nine days later.

COMEX 2011 Show Dates, Venue, Lucky Draw and Floor Plans

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