Apple and security firm Corellium have ended the pending lawsuit with a settlement, The Washington Post writes. Apple was not happy with the iOS emulation that Corellium provided to security researchers and filed a lawsuit two years ago.
Fulgens Washington Post There was supposed to be another hearing on Monday, but it was canceled due to the settlement of the federal lawsuit. The newspaper writes it on the basis of court documents. The terms on which the settlement was agreed were kept confidential. The newspaper reported that Corellium’s sales team confirmed that the company is still selling its iOS virtual machines. Christopher Wade, co-founder of Corellium, declined to comment, as did Apple.
Apple sued Corellium in August 2019 To put an end to virtual iPhones. This gives researchers the ability to test iPhone software on computers, rather than actual iPhones. Corellium offers an iOS environment in the browser, with a special pentesting program. The idea is that researchers are then better able to look for vulnerabilities, for example because it allows them to switch iOS versions more easily.
The Cupertino Corporation has confirmed that this infringes their copyrights. Apple also thought it could be dangerous if Corellium tools fell into the wrong hands and the security company provided its software to customers without an approval process. In the end, part of Apple’s lawsuit was dismissed, but based on a DMCA copyright infringement claim, Apple got it right.
It’s not over yet. The Washington Post wrote that Corelium will face the prospect of continuing litigation for years to come. According to many in the security research community, this was seen as something that would negatively impact independent research.
Corellium made headlines in 2015 when one of its founders, David Wang, helped the FBI unlock an iPhone in the possession of a gunman linked to the deadly attack. San Bernardino shooting. At the beginning of this year, Corellium was in the news when it was Successfully ported Linux to Mac with M1 soc.
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