Sky News: Secret iPhone operating system code leaked online

2/8/2018 8:45:00 PM

Tehran (KNA) - The source code for one of the most secretive parts of the iPhone's operating system appears to have been leaked online.

It could provide hackers with a treasure trove of information they could use to design new attacks against Apple's operating system iOS.

The code has seemingly been taken from the "iBoot" part of the iOS, the part of the computer that begins to boot the operating system when it is turned on.

Although it is not yet known whether the code came from inside Apple, security researchers believe it is authentic.

Speaking to online technology publication Motherboard, Jonathan Levin, an expert on iPhone internal software, said: "This is the biggest leak in history. It's a huge deal."

Mr Levin told Motherboard that the code seemed to be legitimate as it matched his own efforts to reverse engineer the software that powers iPhones.

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