Revenge of the Nerds

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Sep 14

The August issue of Forbes Magazine featured a 19 year old teenager named Nicholas Allegra from Chappaqua, N.Y. who has come out of the woodwork in the last several years with an uncanny ability to find loopholes in the sorce code of Apple's iPhone.  The hacker has released two versions of code to the public called JailbreakMe which allows users to install any application on their iPhone devices. Though this practice is seemingly harmless, it compromises an iPhone user's network security to others with ill intentions.

We found this article interesting becuase we are often asked to bypass iPhone passwords for purposes of creating logical images and extracting electronically stored data for use in litigation. And though there is now forensic software that has that capability, it wasn't always so.

To access the full article from Forbes Magazine, click on the following link:

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0822/focus-apple-hackers-nicholas-allegra-teenage-jailbreaker.html


 

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