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Sure, security measures on current versions of iOS may provide protection from most, but pouring over lines of code could give hackers insights into vulnerabilities and potential weak spots that hackers were heretofore unaware of.

"iBoot is the one component Apple has been holding on to, still encrypting its 64 bit image", Levin explained.

The codes in question pertain to the "iBoot" process of iOS.

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Moreover, with Apple's huge bounty for those that find critical bugs in iBoot - up to $200,000! - programmers could dig inside the leaved source code and help Apple with adding more patches to the next iBoot and make iPhones more secure.

The confidential source code to Apple's iBoot firmware on iOS devices was leaked on GitHub.

It is also the same reason the code could be so important for the hacking community who are always on the lookout for vulnerabilities and loop holes in operating systems. READ NEXT:70% of consumers would boycott services with poor data protection The release, presumably made by an Apple insider, has been described by iOS expert Jonathan Levin as "the biggest leak in history". In summary, it is the program that loads iOS, and is the first program that runs when an iOS device is booted up. Now that it gathered attention, Apple filed a copyright takedown request to Github, forcing the site to take down the code. It corroborated information from two sources claiming that they had been given the iBoot code by a low-level Apple employee in 2016, who the publication was unable to speak with.

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The smartphone giant has kept all the source codes private, however, the source code of older iOS 9 was posted on the code-sharing forum - according to BCC report.

The code began with the statement: "This document is the property of Apple Inc".

"But Apple should be anxious because if somebody has got hold of that, what else have they got?" As is now evident, it was within just hours of the revelation of the code that Apple has sent a legal notice requesting immediate removal of the same. Although the source was only available for a short time, it's likely that hundreds of people viewed and downloaded the material while it was available.

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