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Apple is suing Corellium, a company which claims to create perfect virtual copies of Apple devices within a web browser so customers can probe them for security vulnerabilities.
Apple alleges Corellium is infringing on its copyright by replicating its iOS.
Apple encourages benevolent “white hat” hacking, but claims Corellium simply enables customers to sell security flaws to the highest bidder — including foreign intelligence agencies.
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Apple on Thursday filed a lawsuit suit against Corellium, a company which creates virtual versions of Apple’s operating system, iOS, within a web browser so people can test it for security flaws.

In its suit, filed in the Southern District of Florida and first spotted by Bloomberg, Apple claimed that Corellium’s replication of iOS constitutes copyright infringement.

“Corellium’s business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications that run on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices,” the suit said. It added that Corellium had no licence from Apple.

“There is no basis for Corellium to be selling a product that allows the creation of avowedly perfect replicas of Apple’s devices to anyone willing to pay,” Apple wrote in the suit.

In its intellectual privacy policy, last updated in July, Corellium said it “respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.”

Like many big tech companies, Apple encourages “white hat” hacking, which involves getting hackers to find flaws in its code then report them. Apple incentivizes this with cash rewards — last week, for example, it announced a bounty of $1 million for people that can pull off a specific iPhone hack.

Read more: Apple is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can pull off a specific iPhone hack

Apple noted in its suit that it doesn’t want …read more

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