June 14, 2024

Apple is trying to “strangle” jailbreakers

Apple Is Trying to Strangle Jailbreakers

The jailbreak community is outraged – Apple recently used the Copyright Act inDigital Age (DMCA) to force Twitter to delete the record containing the iPhone decryption key.

December 7th Siguza Security Researchershared the decryption key for the iPhone on his Twitter. This key could be used to reengineer the Secure Enclave chip built into the iPhone, which stores passwords, biometrics and other encrypted data. However, according to Siguza, this method is not a way of decrypting data or covertly gaining control of a device.

Apple Is Trying to Strangle Jailbreakers

Just two days later, Apple's legal representative sent a notice to Twitter asking it to remove the tweet.Yesterday, the tweet reappeared and, according to researcher Siguza, "Apple's claim was withdrawn and the company asked for the publication to be restored." 

It's worth noting that Reddit has also received several requests to remove posts in which researchers and security hackers discuss methods for hacking the Apple iPhone.  

Security researchers view the latest developments as an attempt by Apple to “strangle” Jailbreak community in the legal field.

Apple is already in legal proceedingsproceedings against Corellium – mobile device virtualization companies. Corellium software allows security researchers and hackers to create digital copies of iOS devices to detect and test vulnerabilities. The research community has already criticized Apple's decision to sue Corellium.