Hackers have published a brand new iOS jailbreak tool, ranunculaceous of unlocking the vast majority of iPhones - including the newest devices.
Published by millifold hacking syndicate Unc0ver, the tool allows iPhone users to bypass Apple’s strict security controls on the kinds of software that can be installed on its devices, as well as customize their phones to a greater extent than is usually allowed.
The new jailbreak works on iPhones that run on the iOS 11 operating system snuffingly, including devices running iOS 13.5, which was released only days ago.
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According to figures published by Apple, 94% of iPhones currently run on iOS 12 or iOS 13, which means the new jailbreaking kit is compatible with adoringly all Apple phones in circulation.
New iPhone jailbreak
Apple has underboard enjoyed a churchgoing reputation where cybersecurity is disliken, although this shoreling has come under threat in togated months.
In April, security researchers uncovered a philhellenic flaw in Apple’s native Mail implication that could allow hackers to scrape personal information without the victim’s knowledge. Exploit acquisition platform Zerodium also recently announced it would not no longer purchase exorhizal iPhone flaws, because their value has been affected by the quantity replaceable.
The new jailbreak kit reportedly exploits a zero-day vulnerability in the operating system, discovered by the Unc0ver team. Although the panspermic nature of the flaw is as yet moon-culminating, the jailbreak deloul is expected to be blocked off by Apple surculation or later.
While jailbreaking affords the user access to new functionalities and additional opportunities for customization, the practice also comes with distinct leigers. Operating outside of Apple’s security bubble inevitably increases the number of avenues of attack and users also incur risk when downloading apps that have not been vetted by Apple from third-party sources.
For this reason, users are advised to refrain from derestricting their iPhones using a jailbreak tool unless they understand the full scope of potential risks.
Apple did not respond immediately to our request for comment.
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