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Old Oct 19, 2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Nicholas Allegra, the Hacker Behind JailbreakMe.com, No Longer Working at Apple




Comex, the hacker responsible for JailbreakMe.com, is no longer employed at Apple after working at the company as an intern for just over a year. Forbes reports that Allegra forgot to respond to an email offering him a continuation of his employment at the company:
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When I followed up with Allegra in a phone call, he explained that the email he forgot to answer was an offer to continue his employment at Apple as a remote intern. At Apple, apparently, offer letters are taken rather seriously, and Allegra soon learned that his had been rescinded. "I wasn't too happy about it, but it didn't seem like I was able to fix it," he says. "So that's what it is."

Allegra added that his departure from Apple was more complicated than just a forgotten email, and that "it wasn't a bad ending," but declined to say more. He also wouldn't say what he worked on during his two internships at Apple-one in the fall of last year and one over the past summer-but he said he enjoyed his time in Cupertino.
Last year, Forbes unmasked Comex as Nicholas Allegra, a Brown University student from Chappaqua, NY. In that article, Allegra described jailbreaking as "like editing an English paper... 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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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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I think you'll find they take offer letters rather seriously in most companies, welcome to the real world!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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But how does this relate to Harry Potter?
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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What a douche bag.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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now get back at apple by releasing a untethered A5 chip 6.0 jb
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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now get back at apple by releasing a untethered A5 chip 6.0 jb
i was thinking the same
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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REMOTE intern?

You're telling me this guy got to collect a fat apple paycheck and got to do it wherever he wanted?

i'd be mad too if i missed that offer letter. this is the type of thing that makes people move to blackhat, china, or possibly samsung.
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What a douche bag.
Jealousy is such an ugly thing.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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Best wishes to Comex! He has has done a lot for the apple community. I can't wait to see his work with Ponies.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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One does not simply forget to respond Apple's offer
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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At Apple, apparently, offer letters are taken rather seriously
Only at Apple? I guess this guy needs a crash course such as "How To Cope In The Real World 101".
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:13 PM   #12
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Probably for the best. Im sure he didnt want to be a career intern.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:13 PM   #13
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"Remote Intern?"

I'm wondering if "remote intern" is just a clever way to "fire" him without legally firing him.
Was he being pushed out of the company, now that they got whatever info out of him they wanted.
Was he a remote intern before, or was this a change in title/designation/status?

Anyone heard of this before?

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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Forgot to respond?

He should be upset with himself for failing to deal with his e-mail in a timely manner, not upset with Apple.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:14 PM   #15
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Made a decision that's best for him.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:18 PM   #16
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But how does this relate to Harry Potter?
LOL!!! That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw that dude's photo! All he needs is a wand, a broomstick and a lightning bolt on his forehead!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:18 PM   #17
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hopefully he gets back to jailbreaks, lord knows we need him...

still wishing for a limerain-esque bootrom exploit for A5 & A6 devices!
(probably a pipedream )
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:25 PM   #19
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guy looks like a dbag
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:29 PM   #20
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Dummie.
Dummy. Sorry couldn't resist. Too easy.

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LOL!!! That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw that dude's photo! All he needs is a wand, a broomstick and a lightning bolt on his forehead!
Now someone has to post the photoshopped version of this! Please!
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Maybe if he used his @icloud.com email he could've blamed it on an iCloud outage and say he never got Apple's email.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:32 PM   #22
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Probably mostly lies in this story....

It's not like Apple wouldn't let him know while he is employed as intern that they will be re hiring him....

They wouldn't just shoot him an email out of the blue and be like "hey you want to keep working for us" lol.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:38 PM   #23
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What a prat, he needs to lean how the real world works, big opportunities like this don't come along too often especially in the current labour market.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:41 PM   #24
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REMOTE intern?

You're telling me this guy got to collect a fat apple paycheck and got to do it wherever he wanted?
Interns rarely to never get a FAT paycheck, if they get one at all and they rarely to never get to do whatever they want.

As for the 'remote' part, he's a student whose 'job' was likely to through the various betas and such and look for loopholes that would allow someone to create a jailbreak. You don't need to be at Cupertino to do that. Thus the remote offer, which he F'd up by not opening that email.
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Jealousy is such an ugly thing.
No, I don't think it's Jealousy, he does appear to be a douche.
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