"At the moment I'm just evaluating other options"
Brilliant. The starting salary from Apple just had to increase there..."
Independent security consultant Stefan Esser made waves earlier this year when a technique he developed for hacking iPhones was adopted by JailbreakMe and other mainstream jailbreaking services. The Register caught up with the German researcher at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas just ahead of his scheduled talk …
This is the sort of article that makes El Reg shine. Thank you, Mr. Goodin.
As for the debugger and kernel exploits, I can certainly imagine how an organization would avoid spending resources to remove functionality from a core code base when it is so obscure--especially something as critical and delicate as an OS kernel. It is a high risk endeavor when the actual risk of leaving it there is mitigated by many factors.
That said, now that light has been shined on it, I'm sure they'll remove the debugger and patch the kernel as necessary very soon.
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