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Episode 596: Johnny Mnemonic's Secret Door

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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