Corellium researchers are under legal fire from Apple, which responded to the latest legal attack by the security company and tried to block the iOS virtualization tool with the DMCA, according tomedia reports. On December 27th, local time, Apple escalated its lawsuit against Corellium. Corellium is a company that provides iOS simulator frameworks for security researchers.
While Apple has not declared jailbreak illegal, it has shown that developing a simulator or similar iOS emulator to help develop jailbreak tools is infringing.
But Apple said legitimate security researchers who use virtual iOS environments to test vulnerabilities were not relevant in the case.
Apple points out that Corellium copies everything from code, graphical user interface, charts and everything else.
In response, Corellium issued a statement denying that it violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
In August, Apple filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida over Corellium’s mobile device virtualization solution, alleging that it violated multiple software rights owned by the company. Apple says it does not authorize Corellium to use iOS, iTunes or other user interface technologies in its tools. In October, Corellium filed a series of defenses and counterclaims against the lawsuit.
It is understood that Corellium’s “relevant background” began by encouraging Corellium to continue developing its technology before making allegations of infringement. During this time, Corellium was also approved to participate in a security incentive program that is limited to invitees.
In response, Apple insisted that while the company was happy to accept and exploit the vulnerabilities submitted by Corellium, the latter had broken its promise to pay for them. Apple later announced its competitors and sued Corellium shortly afterwards. In response, the virtual tool development company said: “Apple has never hinted that it believes Corellium infringes its copyright.” “
Corellium went on to say that Apple’s behavior in security research is widely seen as harmful to the public, and that Apple’s current lawsuit is an example of apple’s desire to fully control the way security researchers identify vulnerabilities in its operating system.