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Apple Downplays Impact of iBoot Source Code Leak

February 9, 2018


Apple is responding to reports the leak of its iBoot source code is a serious security blow to iOS devices. In statement released Thursday it confirmed the leak, but emphasized the source code is three years old and would have no impact on iOS device security.

“Old source code from three years ago appears to have been leaked, but by design the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code. There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protection,” Apple said in a statement.

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