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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Hacking guru Comex joins Apple as intern


iPhone jailbreaker Comex is starting an internship at Apple. (Laura J. Gardner - AP)
Comex, aka Nicholas Allegra , the hacker who wrote the iPhone cracking programs JailbreakMe2 and JailbreakMe 3, is prepping to start an internship at Apple.

Allegra tweeted the news on Thursday, saying that he’d been pretty bored lately and that he’ll start at Apple in two weeks.

Jailbreakers say that they want to have more control over their phones, and programs like those Comex produces help iPhone users circumvent some of the strictures of Apple’s iOS system. The programs also can cause security issues if programmers with more sinister intentions use them.

From that angle, it’s a great idea for Apple to take Comex on board. He definitely knows the holes in Apple’s systems and, in theory, how to protect them as well.

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