According to a Forbes report, the evad3rs team behind the Evasi0n Untethered iOS 6.1 Jailbreak still have some exploits under their sleeves for future Jailbreaks. While the Evasi0n Jailbreak took a little longer than expected, iOS 6 being released in September, member planetbeing assures that future Jailbreaks are still possible.
In the report, planetbeing states that the iOS 6 Jailbreak has been ready for about a month now, even though it was just released earlier this week. During this time, the team was researching lower-value exploits for the Evasi0n Jailbreak, to save more important exploits for future versions of iOS, possibly iOS 7.
In the Forbes report:
“The team of hackers that calls themselves the evad3rs say they actually had a full exploit capable of removing all the security restrictions on iOS 6.1 devices working more than a month ago, but chose not to release it until they could replace many of the components of the hack with less valuable exploits, reserving the more powerful techniques for future projects.”
Apple has stepped up in security on the latest version of iOS 6, but that doesn’t mean that Jailbreak aren’t in our future. planetbeing states that while the exploits they currently hold can’t Jailbreak future version of iOS alone, but with more research the team is confident that it is very well possible.
planetbeing says in the report, “Even if we could only find another one or two more [bugs], we’d still have at least one more jailbreak left in us. It’s getting harder. But there are still a lot of vulnerabilities left.”
Those of you out there planning to upgrade to next generation Apple devices shouldn’t worry if you want to Jailbreak iOS 7 or newer. We have a feeling Jailbreak will be around for a long time. Donating to the evad3rs team who brought you the Jailbreak doesn’t hurt, the funding that they receive from donations allows them to have more time to work on future Jailbreaks.
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