Apple fires legal salvo at Corellium claiming the virtual iPhone flinger is infringing copyright | 8/17/2019 | Staff
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Apple has filed a copyright infringement complaint against Corellium, which provides virtual machines running iOS as a service to developers and security researchers.

The Florida-based company sells virtual iPhones running in the cloud, with extra features including "optional jailbreak for any version", according to a tweet soon after its launch in early 2018.

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Corellium's products have won praise from researchers like Daniel Cuthbert, global head of cybersecurity research at Banco Santander, who recently stated "the sheer flexibility to virtualise the downgrading of devices, to test fixes/bugs/features on older versions, is amazing. Then, ability to change Device IDs on the fly, with Coretrace, this is heaven."

That service will be coming to an end if Apple has its way. The complaint filed in Florida yesterday claims that "Corellium's business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications that run on Apple's Phone, iPad and other Apple devices."

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Apple stated that while it "strongly supports good-faith security research", Corellium does not qualify since, according to Apple's complaint, "far from fixing vulnerabilities, Corellium encourages its users to sell any discovered information on the market to the...
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