Comex is Nicholas Allegra, a 19-Year-Old From New York

Forbes has run an interesting article that reveals renowned iPhone hacker comex‘s real identity: Nicholas Allegra, a 19-year-old college student from Chappaqua, New York. Allegra, a tall, shaggy-haired teenager, has been on leave from Brown University since last winter in hopes of finding an internship. In his spare time, living with his parents, Allegra has been focused on finding exploits in Apple’s iOS software, which he releases to the public in the form of the JailbreakMe in-browser jailbreaking tool for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

“It feels like editing an English paper,” Allegra says simply, his voice croaking as if he just woke up, though we’re speaking at 9:30 pm. “You just go through and look for errors. I don’t know why I seem to be so effective at it.”


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