- The man who cracked the first iPhone reveals how hackers really operate. From Tech Insider. The man who cracked Apple’s security protocols and unlocked the first iPhone gave us all a five-minute hacking lesson, courtesy of Viceland’s Cyberwar series. In a clip that didn’t make it on television, George Hotz (aka “geohot”) takes host Ben Makuch through the steps necessary for him to gain access to a laptop connected to WiFi. For the purposes of the demo, Hotz placed a laptop in his office, which is connected to his WiFi network. But, he explains, it just as well could be connected to the Internet.