Apple tests update to kill Evasi0n jailbreak bugs

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Internet, News, Security, Software and Apps

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Published on February 26, 2013 with No Comments


If you’re looking to jailbreak your latest iOS device, you should do it soon. Apple has released the iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers last week that promises to fix the highly publicized Lock Screen bug, along with some bugs exploited by the evasi0n jailbreak.

The evad3rs team has managed to test out the update and has confirmed to Forbes that it fixes at least one of the bugs used by the jailbreak. David Wang, also known as @planetbeing of the evad3rs team has said that the latest beta update might eventually cause the team to start from scratch if Apple continues to fix the known exploits. Though Wang has said that the group has discovered enough bugs in iOS to build a new jailbreak even if all the bugs they currently use are fixed.

Forbes has speculated that Apple has taken its time in patching up the jailbreak as it was a low-risk standalone tool, unlike the previous Jailbreakme 3.0 release that was in a web app that could have been used maliciously. Though it might take as long as another month before the patch reaches the public. With its release a few weeks ago, evasi0n became the most popular jailbreak of all time, cracking almost seven million devices in its first four days online.



Source: Forbes