In August of last year, Apple filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a virtualization software company that sold copies of iOS so that users can test the operation of this operating system, search for security holes, install applications … all without the need for an iPhone.
Apple’s lawsuit filed by Apple pointed to Corellium released proprietary software without ever having received authorization from Apple
The judge who handled the case, Rodney Smith, says Apple’s claims are “confusing, even dishonest.” According to the Washington Post, the Florida federal judge sided with Corellium in stating that “the company has established fair use of Apple’s code,” denying Apple’s request for the company to implement this. virtualization project. iOS to check for security issues.
According to Judge Rodney Smith
Having regard to all the necessary factors, the Court finds that Corellium has performed its task of establishing fair dealing. Therefore, your use of iOS in connection with the Corellium product is permitted.
According to court records, Apple tried to buy Corellium in 2018, a year before the complaint was filed, but when negotiations stalled, Apple decided to sue the company alleging that the functions it offers not only contain the basic functions necessary to conduct security investigations, but also constitute a violation of the rights of the author.
Shortly after filing the complaint, Apple has renewed its rewards program for security researchers who uncover security breaches, increase payment amounts, and provide investigators with devices with jailbreak.