Reuters/Lucas JacksonNow that the latest iPhones support wireless charging, even more consumers may purchase wireless chargers this year.
Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. However, it was not noticed and was soon buried. But now the culprit has been pinpointed, at least partially, after Motherboard detailed how it discovered how the leak occurred, including through sources close to the intern.
As we speculated last night, the source code being years old from the iOS 9 era likely minimizes any risks associated with it becoming public, and Apple is saying that iBoot source code leaking would not necessarily compromise iPhone security anyway.
Motherboard discussed with Jonathan Levin, an iOS security researcher and author of books about iOS and Mac OSX internals, the consequences of the leak.
Reports of the stolen data first surfaced earlier this week after the exclusive computing language was found online on GitHub, a web-based hosting service where anyone can post computer code for communal use. "Having the iBoot source code and not being inside Apple ... that's unheard of".
Furthermore, Levin stated that the presence of vulnerabilities may bring back the popularity of tethered jailbreaks - a form of jailbreak in which phones are connected to computers when booting.
As ever, Apple recommends updating the latest version of iOS to ensure current security fixes are in place. Moreover, Apple emphasized that there are many layers of hardware and software protection built for the Apple products and that Apple users are encouraged to update every time a new software is released to strengthen their products' protection.