Home / Uncategorized / An interview with Nicholas Allegra, aka Comex of JailBreakMe.com
comox

An interview with Nicholas Allegra, aka Comex of JailBreakMe.com

If you bumped into him on the street, you probably wouldn’t recognize him. He’s just another nondescript teenager living at home with his parents. But if I told you that he’s Comex, then there’s a good chance that you’ll recognize the guy born as Nicholas Allegra.

Yup, that’s Comex, the guy behind JailBreakMe.com. Forbes hooked up with Comex for an interview, gaining some insight into the process that Allegra took to crack through Apple’s code. In his own words, developing the jailbreak was “like editing an English paper… go through and look for errors. I don’t know why I seem to be so effective to it.”

Yes, the jailbreak that he released last month for the iPad 2 (and other iDevices) was only effective for nine days before the security team in Apple scrambled to release a patch to nix it, but 1.4 million people used the tool in that relatively small window.

To Comex, it’s not about the money; “it’s just about the challenge, more than anything else.”

Photo: Nathaniel Welch

Comments

comments

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

One comment

  1. An interview????? Ummm time to fire mike.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>