Only 7% of users are still running devices with software older than iOS 10, which was released in 2016.
It could also potentially be used by agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation to easily get into the phones of citizens without their permission, as Gadget Hacks pointed out. "Apple does not use security through obscurity, so this does not contain anything risky, just an easier to read format for the boot loader code".
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While the code's existence was brief, it sent ripples through the cybersecurity community, with one Mac and iOS expert calling it the "biggest leak in history".
Apple keeps code like this firmly under lock and key, in a form of 'security through obscurity', as it is essential to the core functionality of iOS. Ironically, in the long run, this may make iOS safer, as researchers find vulnerabilities Apple missed.
Other recent Apple security issues included a bug in macOS High Sierra that allowed access simply by typing in the username "root", as well as the so-called "Fruitfly" malware, which could be used for such surveillance activities as taking webcam photos and capturing keystrokes.
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Fortunately, numerous risks associated with the leak have been mitigated. "The leaked sources of iBoot. bring us closer to a truly liberated iOS booted on generic arm boards and/or emulator", he added on Twitter. The company told Engadget that it doesn't rely on source code secrecy to protect its device. "There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products". Modern version of Apple's operating system came with new security features to stop the breaches.
Apple said iBoot source code is proprietary and not open-source.
The leaked code refers to Apple's iBoot system which begins when an iPhone is turned on. "It is not open-source", Apple said. This is a big deal because it will likely lead to custom software for the latest iPhone devices.
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A new report from Motherboard claims that the code could be retrieved on GitHub, a hosting service for software developers to publish and share code. This code is a particularly attractive target for would-be iOS hackers, because-unlike the boot ROM and low-level boot loader-it has provisions for interaction over the phone's tethering cable.