Forbes identifies 19-year-old behind JailBreakMe.com

Forbes has identified the hacker behind the popular jail breaking site JailBreakMe.com as 19-year-old Brown University student, Nicholas Allegra.

Yet Allegra has managed to find a path around those locks. In JailbreakMe 3, Allegra used a bug in how Apple’s mobile operating system iOS handles PDFs fonts that allows him to both locate and repurpose hidden commands. That critical flaw allowed a series of exploits that not only gains total control of the machine but leaves behind code that jailbreaks it again every time the device reboots –all without ever even crashing the operating system. “I spent a lot of time on the polish,” Allegra says with a hint of pride.

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