Apple’s iOS 9.1 stops jailbreaking of hacking team Pangu – TechCrunch

Well that was quick! Just days after the first public jailbreak for iOS 9 devices on the web, it looks like Apple has shut down two of the exploits used by the Chinese hacking team Pangu, whose unattached jailbreak allowed users to jailbreak almost all of them. running iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS versions 9.0 to 9.0.2.

In a security document posted on Apple’s website, the Cupertino-based company blames Pangu for discovering two vulnerabilities in the iOS operating system which have now been patched.

These include a vulnerability that would allow a malicious application to elevate its privileges and another that would allow a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

The jailbreak community already knew that Apple fixed these exploits in iOS 9.1. After all, the jailbreak didn’t work with the beta version of the iOS 9.1 software. This is probably why the Pangu team pushed their iOS 9 jailbreak right before the release of iOS 9.1 – it was the only way to get it into the hands of end users before it was too late.

However, that does not mean that you will never be able to jailbreak your device again if you have already accidentally upgraded to version 9.1. It’s always possible that the Pangu team or another hacker will find a different vulnerability to exploit in the future.

Just before this news and the release of version 9.1 this morning, the Pangu team rolled out a new version of their jailbreak tool (version 1.1.0), which was more stable and gave better results, they said. asserted. However, this tool was still aimed at giving users the ability to jailbreak devices running up to iOS 9.0.2. The team has yet to say if they have a 9.1 hack in the works.

If you were thinking about jailbreaking and still want to do it, the lesson here is to stay away from version 9.1. However, while there are a number of cool apps and tweaks that you can now enjoy as a jailbreak, also be aware that you and your personal data are exposed to security risks in the process.

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