• iOS Hacker Winocm Announces He Will Start Working for Apple Later This Year



    On Friday, well-known 17-year old student and iOS hacker winocm announced that he would soon be moving down a new career path. In a Tweet on Twitter, the hacker noted that he would begin work at Apple later in the year (2014). He also noted that security isn't really his personal interest.

    Winocm is known for his efforts in the recently-released p0sixspwn iOS 6.1.3-iOS 6.1.5 jailbreak in collaboration with ih8sn0w.

    He wouldn't be the first hacker of the jailbreak community to take this road to Apple another well-known iOS hacker that created Jailbreakme.com, known to the community as comex, also went to work for Apple after his efforts to the jailbreak community.

    We would like to thank winocm for all of his efforts in the jailbreak community and we wish him the best of luck with his endeavors in his new position at Apple later this year.

    Sources: winocm
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Hacker Winocm Announces He Will Start Working for Apple Later This Year started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Sad day for us bro, hope you enjoy your new career at Apple
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      I have to say I hate when this happens cause it usually fucks over the JailBreak community. But good luck working for Fapple.
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      I dunno. Kinda seems to me with the Chinese having access to iPhones now, our jailbreaks will be around a good bit more. Just my personal opinion

      And honestly. It's awesome that he got a job with apple. Congratulations to the kid. Sure it's a loss for us. But it's cool to see positive things happen to good people. And he was always helpful and worked extremely hard day in and day out. So I commend him on his efforts and am glad he was recognized and rewarded

      Just saying.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Maybe he'll be an insider and leak apple info to jailbreak devs...
    1. XweAponX's Avatar
      XweAponX -
      Yah but releasing that afc2 exploit for and OLD iOS, was sure a crappy move.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Yes agreed, this is a dark day. Like Comex did I'm sure he'll tighten the ability to find flaws in the iOS for jailbreaking but congratz for him. He really is ahead of his time & if anything give those old geezers at apple & kick up the a55 to up their game!
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Sad day for us bro, hope you enjoy your new career at Apple
      sounds like Apple may be getting the upper hand on the future Jailbreaks sad day for us hackers good luck dude at least you will get a paycheck for your talents .
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      I give him a year before apple fires him or he quits,I hope I'm wrong tho :-)
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by hemptation View Post
      I dunno. Kinda seems to me with the Chinese having access to iPhones now, our jailbreaks will be around a good bit more. Just my personal opinion

      And honestly. It's awesome that he got a job with apple. Congratulations to the kid. Sure it's a loss for us. But it's cool to see positive things happen to good people. And he was always helpful and worked extremely hard day in and day out. So I commend him on his efforts and am glad he was recognized and rewarded

      Just saying.
      We just have to be careful with chiness jailbreaks in the future. They have terrible reputations with software.
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      I'm hopping we have one of our own on the inside instead of losing a good one from the team
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Wonder if he's going to be working on anti jail breaking methods.
    1. justinf1119's Avatar
      justinf1119 -
      Good for him. He's taking up a good profession paying probably a damn good salary which is if I had to guess much more than the criticism and spam he gets from the jail breaking community
    1. annihil8tion's Avatar
      annihil8tion -
      Good riddance. One less hacker to burn exploits on old gear
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by annihil8tion View Post
      Good riddance. One less hacker to burn exploits on old gear
      Lol! It states he's not interested in security so ppl don't have to worry about him working against the jb community.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Wonder if he's going to be working on anti jail breaking methods.
      Dunno, to Jailbreak these guys have to have an excellent understanding of ios inside out and that could be good reasons to hire them period
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      You can still work with jailbreaks and work for Apple, you just need to stay under the radar about it.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      I just wish Apple would open up and allow customization for their iOS; it would allow us all to be free. IDK how many times I've had folks ask me what kind of phone I have simply because I tweak mine and they want to do the same!
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      Too young and immature to take the job seriously, and he'll have little respect from his co-workers because of his age. They'll probably stick him in the mail room anyway.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      I wish him the best. I wonder if he'll experience what was once fun turning into work?
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jj2345 View Post
      I give him a year before apple fires him or he quits,I hope I'm wrong tho :-)
      +1 just like what happened to Comex
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