Has Apple infiltrated the jailbreak community?

If you can’t beat them, join them. At least that seems to be Apple’s new mantra when it comes to patching jailbreak bugs according to Comex.

One of the more influential hackers in the jailbreak community, Comex believes Apple may have planted a hacker on the iPhone Dev Team. The move, if it turns out to be true, would explain Apple’s ability to patch jailbreak exploits before the iPhone Dev Team could release their software to the public.

Comex pointed out on Twitter that Apple managed to patch an exploit that was slated to be used in JailbreakMe 2.0. The weird thing is that the exploit has been around since 4.0.2 through until iOS 4.3, but Apple managed to patch it with iOS 4.3.1.

It is possible that Apple managed to discover the exploit independently; however, that wouldn’t be a sexy story, would it?

What do you think? Does Apple view the jailbreak community as a big enough threat that they’d send in a mole?

My money is on no.

Article Via Cult of Mac

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