Android has the provision that any technical user can review its source code, but Apple’s case is entirely different. The code for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is not allowed for public use. It infers that Apple keeps tight control over its operating system.
The experts are constantly trying to reverse the engineer code and figure out how Apple has put things together to find weaknesses. Most of the time, these experts are ready to sell the security flaw they find on the dark web.
Corellium is making a move in this regard as it has been providing iOS virtualization to private companies for many years. Apple makes it very difficult for third-party security researchers to find vulnerabilities by running iOS on a virtual machine on a non-iPhone or iPad device. However, Corellium has provided those tools to companies so that Apple can first try to acquire them and later file a lawsuit against them; apparently, they lost a lawsuit last month.
The company Corellium, which recently ported Ubuntu Linux to work on Apple Silicon Macs, announced offering virtualization tools for iOS to individual accounts on its CORSEC platform. The offering is only for the individual accounts that especially need it.
The company is also in the news for its update on modifying its pricing strategy. The change in the pricing plan is to make the model cost-effective as iOS devices may require up to six cores while Android devices need only two cores. Hereon, Corellium will charge users per ‘CPU core’ instead of charging them ‘per-device.’
The cloud company said that it wants to limit the software’s use to not be misused for malicious purposes. Therefore, both individuals and enterprises will have to request an account and then undergo the company’s internal vetting and approval processes. The company also said the users first need to enter a use case and their credit card details before accessing the free evaluation version.