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#596: Johnny Mnemonic's Secret Door

January 9th, 2015

Episode 751 of 902 episodes

Note: This episode contains explicit language.Every time there is a big new release of some software, an operating system or a new browser, hackers get to work. Each new release is the start of a race because there are all these giant players who desperately want to find the new flaw in the software.Today on the show, the story of one man who stumbled into a flaw in Apple's operating system, a way to hack the phone you might have in your hands right now – the iPhone 5s.It was a flaw that was worth a million dollars to the first person who could exploit it.

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