Sunday, December 15, 2013

evad3rs iOS 7 jailbreak exploit allegedly stolen and sold

There hasn’t been much news about an evad3rs iOS 7 jailbreak, but a new controversy has surfaced.

It goes without saying that Apple has made it much harder to jailbreak its mobile platform, iOS 6 proved to be a tough nut to crack but jailbreak developers were able to pawn certain firmwares. That bar seems to have been raised even higher, because there has been no public release of an iOS 7 jailbreak. Popular developer teams, such as the evad3rs, are working to find a way, but apparently someone “around” the team has stolen their exploit and sold it to a buyer.

Well known security researcher Stefan Esser tweeted this bit recently. According to him “someone around the” evad3rs team stole their iOS 7 jailbreak exploit and sold it to a private buyer. The identity of this mystery buyer is unknown, and if this has really happened, it can’t be said for sure if the exploit will find its way to Apple. The company is highly likely to patch it and effectively close the door even before a public release of iOS 7 jailbreak. Stefan Esser has a couple of jailbreak exploits to his name, particularly the untethered exploit for iOS 4.3.2 and the exploit for third generation iPad on iOS 5.1.

On the other hand @pod2g, a main member of the evad3rs team, claims that the “jailbreak stuff is moving on, but slowly however he disregards the allegation of the exploit being stolen. Esser once again took to Twitter to claim that the exploit has been stolen, though he clarified that he never said it was a member of the team who did this. Possibilities of an iOS 7 jailbreak look grim right now, there hasn’t been much talk about the progress made. The team has been able to get its foot in the door, but it is not known exactly how long it will take before the public is able to jailbreak their iOS devices on the latest firmware.

Source: iClarified

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