Conversations with Hayzam Sherif, 17-year old Hacker and Coder

Today we have a new hacker and programmer onboard who is going to teach us the tricks of the trade. Read the full interview below.

First of all, I would like to introduce you to Hayzam Sherif, an up and coming programmer and hacker. He is just 17 years old and has already accomplished a lot.

He recently gained fame within the jailbreak community by successfully running Ian Beer’s triple_fetch exploit on iOS 10.3.2.

Q1. How and when did you get started with programming and hacking?

A. I got into programming in my early teens. I’m 17 now and I started off with writing simple C/C++ applications and then slowly moved onto other languages and began creating several small projects.

iOS hacker

By the time I was 15, I found some security vulnerabilities for companies like Instagram. I was paid some amount of money which motivated me further.

Q2. Can triple_fetch be used to develop a full-fledged jailbreak for iOS 10.3.2?

A. The triple_fetch exploit can be used to create a full-fledged jailbreak. It now enables us to bypass the devices sandbox which is a great step towards a full-blown jailbreak.


Q3. What exactly are we missing right now to develop an iOS 10.3.x jailbreak?

A. Well, a KPP bypass is also necessary, which, at the moment, only iOS 10.2.1 has.

Q4. What are you working on right now – any specific projects that you would like to share with us?

A. You might think that I’m working towards something that involves jailbreaking, but that’s actually wrong,

I do some freelance projects for companies mostly involving telephony applications and I also work with creating custom operating systems for embedded devices.

In between all this, I am also a full-time student so the project which got you interested was just something I did when I was bored

Q5. Are you interested in iOS jailbreaking?

A. I am definitely interested in jailbreaking. I remember getting my first-generation iPod touch.

It was the coolest device for me at the time and when I first saw a jailbreak for that device and then people running SSH and other things like that, I became more attracted towards jailbreaking.

ios 10.3.1 jailbreak

Fast forward to now, I bought an iPhone 7 in the beginning of 2017. However, I haven’t been able to jailbreak it because I was too busy and haven’t had the necessary time required to tinker around with it.

Q6. What are your favorite iOS apps?

A. My favorite apps right now include the official Reddit app and the Gitter client. I use both of them extensively and they serve me well, haha!

Developer: reddit
Price: Free+

Q7. What will you recommend for someone who is just starting with hacking or programming?

A. I’d suggest everyone to not just dive into jailbreaking/hacking. First of all, you must learn a lot of other things first, such as assembly language, C, OS internals, etc.

Therefore, jumping right into jailbreaking will burn anyone out in a matter of hours. To fully understand the depth and comprehend its beauty, one should start from the very beginning.

Q8. What can we expect from you in the future?

A. Well this is my GitHub link

Whatever I do for the community will be listed there. Currently, I’m working on some exploits that revolve around the infamous BlueBorne vulnerability, I’m nowhere near completion but I’m working on it 🙂

There you have it! Don’t forget to follow Hayzam’s GitHub for more awesomeness!

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