Monday, August 29, 2011

Keep your friends close...

Kent Brockman would know what to do.


Forbes recently unveiled the identity of "Comex", the hacker famous for JailBreakme.com. JailBreakMe exploited a loophole on iPads and iPad 2s that allowed easy jailbreaking via a website, at least before Apple released a patch.

As Forbes explains, Comex is actually Nicholas Allegra of Chappaqua, NY, a student at Brown University who describes jailbreaking is as easy for him as "editing and English paper." At the end of the article, Forbes suggested Apple hire the young jailbreaking pioneer, probably a dream come true for Allegra, a self-described "Apple fanboy."

Apple has now done just that, and decided that rather than wage a back-and-forth war, they should coach the boy as a summer intern. (We're sure they'd like to glean some skills from the lad, too). Sony should take notice.

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