Tag - Jailbreak
A recently-discovered jailbreak technique that is claimed to work in iOS 9.3.2 will not work when iOS 10 is released to the public this fall. The browser-based exploit for the current version of the mobile operating system, discovered by Luca "qwertyoruiop" Todesco last month, has apparently already been closed by Apple, rending the jailbreak that leveraged the security flaw useless to people who upgrade.
A prominent team behind many jailbreaks of iOS devices has done the same to the fourth-generation Apple TV, though not in a way many users of jailbroken iPhones and iPads will expect. Fulfilling a promise from a recent tweet, Pangu Team has shipped the jailbreak for any Apple TV running tvOS 9.0 or 9.0.1, but the release is being aimed towards developers and security researchers instead of hardware enthusiasts, as it can only be connected to via SSH.
Pangu Team, a group well known for producing jailbreaks for iPhones, has revealed its latest release works for devices running on iOS 9.0 and iOS 9.1, including the iPad Pro. Notably, the team has also made a second announcement, claiming that the Apple TV will be joining the iPhones and iPads in being jailbroken, by preparing to release one for the fourth-generation Apple set-top box sometime over the next week.
A third-party app store that was recently discovered to offer apps to iOS users without jailbreaking their devices beforehand is still in operation. The rogue store, vShare, is using the known enterprise certificate abuse exploit to provide downloads for its own app catalog, using a technique researchers have termed the "DarkSideLoader." As the apps are not provided or vetted through Apple, the downloaded apps are a security risk for unsuspecting users.
A supposed jailbreak for iOS 9.3 has been shown, a few hours after Apple released its first beta of the operating system. Developer Luca Tedesco has posted a video on YouTube that claims to show a jailbreak for iOS 9.3 working on an iPhone 6, allowing the user to access Cydia and other items typically possible after jailbreaking, with the suggestion that the jailbreaking community may come up with a publicly-usable jailbreak when iOS 9.3 is formally released for all users.
An unpublished jailbreak for iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 beta that works within the browser has allegedly been created, but is unlikely to be seen by the general public at all. Zerodium, an "exploit acquisition platform" that buys and sells methods to get around the security of operating systems and other software, claims its iOS 0-day bounty has been won by one hacking team, earning the creators of the exploit $1 million.
Pangu, a team known for its tools used to jailbreak iPhones, has released what is believed to be the first public untethered jailbreak for iOS 9. Usable on iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch running the current generation of Apple's mobile operating system, the jailbreak tool allows device owners to bypass Apple's own App Store and associated security processes, in order to install apps from third-party stores, such as Cydia.
Malware for iOS requiring a jailbroken handset, and access to Chinese software repositories has been identified. Recent research has discovered 92 samples of a new family of malware called "KeyRaider," which has resulted in the theft of 225,000 valid Apple accounts login credentials, and associated device GUID.
Yesterday's iOS 8.1.3 update sabotages the TaiG jailbreak tool, users say. The hack was functional through iOS 8.1.2, outdoing Pangu, which stopped working as of v8.1.1. Although the TaiG team itself hasn't confirmed the problem, Apple's notes for v8.1.3 actually credit the group with finding four security vulnerabilities.
Pangu's iOS 8.x/8.1 jailbreak tool has been successfully ported to the Mac, its creators have announced. As with the original Windows edition of the jailbreak, it supports all iOS 8-capable devices, including even the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. The Pangu team cautions that people should backup a device before beginning, and also restore if they've downloaded any over-the-air firmware updates.