Zimperium kickstarted Q3, 2015 on a high note as Nikias Bassen, a world-renowned iOS security researcher, joined Zimperium. Nikias will be part of the zLabs, one of the most advanced mobile research and exploitation teams in the world. With zLabs (@zLabsProject) – led by company founder Zuk Avraham, Zimperium has combined the powers of top Android and iOS researchers to develop its advanced mobile security solutions.
Nikias is part of the famous @evad3rs who released the evasi0n and evasi0n7 jailbreaks for iOS 6 and 7. He is also one of the masterminds behind the libimobiledevice project (http://libimobiledevice.org) – an open source implementation of the iOS device-computer communication protocols.
“I’m really excited to join Zimperium and happy that I got the opportunity to extend my research on iOS (and maybe more!).” said Nikias Bassen. “Really looking forward to work with great people on making the mobile platform world a safer place” – he added.
Most recently, Nikias was quoted by Forbes on China’s iPhone jailbreaking industrial complex. Read full story here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/06/26/china-iphone-jailbreak-industry/
Nikias will also be attending BlackHat USA and DEF CON 23 with the Zimperium team. You can meet him and the zLabs ninjas at #zParty4 in Vegas on August 6th. Connect with us on Twitter for more updates @Zimperium