A Jailbrak has recently being released which works with iPhones running on iOS 11 and above. Apple hasn’t yet released a security update for the vulnerability which it uses and since the iOS is a closed source platform unlike Android which is Open Source, it’s security systems are well developed unlike Android but that doesn’t mean iOS can’t get hacked because any software would usually have some little vulnerabilities which hackers can then take advantage of with ease.
Just that this time around, instead of taking advantage of the vulnerability, hackers are releasing a jailbreak for all current versions of the iOS which starts from iOS 11 to the current iOS 13.5.
The creator of the jailbreak said the release is already stable and doesn’t cause increased battery consumption by any means as well as non-interfering with services like iCloud or the Apple Pay and doesn’t even violate any security of the sandboxes with that, users might be able to install applications for free from alternative directories such as the AltStore and Cydia.
Jailbreak for latest iOS 13.5 released
Even though Apple is usually quick at closing tracks on Jailbreaks, this time around according to Unc0ver could take Apple about two to three weeks before the issue can be patched up. So if you want to get rid of the iOS restrictions which the company has applied but want to just use your own settings on your device then the jailbreak is an answer to that.
When you go through this route, you’re going to void Apple’s own rules which leaves the device completely under your own full control. But experts claims says that since jailbreaking has made changes to the device’s operatitng system, this will surely open doors to new vulnerabilities.
Another good mention is the fact that an early version of the mobile operating system iOS 14 was at the disposal of some security experts, hackers and media at least since February of this year but how the information got leaked out is yet to be known but media says that could be due to an illegal sale of an iPhone 11 back in December of 2019 which has the iOS 14 installed on it.
An iPhone 11 with iOS 14 was present in one of the Chinese production factories in late 2019. Despite the monitoring of the subcontractor, an employee managed to seize the smartphone with the idea of reselling it on the internet. As a result, the man found a buyer and sold him for several thousand dollars. This person who bought the iPhone 11 then extracted iOS 14 to share it with developers and security researchers.