Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for their iOS, the mobile operating system has been leaked online.
The start of the source code used in its older iOS 9 operation of the platform was published in a code-sharing website Github.
Apple typically keeps the majority of its iOS source code private and ordered to Github to delete the content.
But he said that the leak had not necessarily a safety hazard.
In a statement, the company said that the security of the iPhone does not rely on the secrecy of its source code”.
Said that always encourages customers to keep up to date with operating system updates.
The current version of the iOS operating system 11
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The leak of the code called iBoot – was reported by the news site of the Motherboard.
The code began with the statement: “This document is the property of Apple Inc. Is considered confidential and proprietary.”
Cyber-security expert Professor Alan Woodward, from Surrey University, said it was “extraordinary” that the code had been leaked.
“The source code of a company operating system is like the crown jewels – is guarded very well,” he told the BBC.
Security researchers and hackers are likely to study the code to see if there are defects in which could make unauthorized access possible, he added.
“If there’s nothing wrong with the code, no matter what’s out there,” he said.
“But Apple should be worried because if someone heard that, what else have they got? Assuming that it is genuine, that it has come from the inside of some place.”
In a statement, Apple said: “Old source code from three years ago seems to have leaked, but by the design of the safety of our products does not depend on the secrecy of our source code.
“There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products, and we always encourage customers to upgrade to new versions of software to take advantage of the latest protections.”