iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Breaks Evasi0n Jailbreak

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Apple doesn’t like jailbreaks. Never has, never will… which is why it’s odd that the evasi0n jailbreak, first unleashed to the world with iOS 6.1, has seen two small bug fix releases of iOS come and go — iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2 — that don’t fix the exploit.

Better get your jailbreak in while you can, though, because word is that Apple is now beta testing a new version of iOS 6.1.3 that closes the exploit for good.

Over at Forbes, data expert Andy Greenberg reports that iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 closes at least one of the exploits — a time zone bug — of the five exploits that evasi0n depends upon to succeed. And if one of those vulnerabilities doesn’t work, the whole jailbreak stops working.

What’s taken Apple so long to fix the jailbreak? Well, unlike JailbreakMe, that worked if you simply went to a website in your browser, the evasi0n jailbreak is complicated enough that it poses a low security risk. You have to physically plug your iPhone or iPad into a computer, then follow a series of steps to crack the device open. It’s a much more difficult process for criminals to spoof, and the only people likely to go through the trouble are jailbreakers willing to compromise their own devices.

Source: Forbes

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11 responses to “iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Breaks Evasi0n Jailbreak”

  1. kidpub says:

    Wouldn’t it make sense for the team not to mention the exploits they are using?

  2. dieselmaniac says:

    Maybe, but the guys at Apple would probably figure it out anyway.

  3. lowtolerance says:

    Wouldn’t it make sense for the team not to mention the exploits they are using?

    Why? Obviously Apple is aware of the exploit they’re using, if they’ve patched it.

  4. Dazzzz says:

    Can anyone tell me where that iPhone background picture comes from?

  5. Koban4max says:

    damn you planetbeing

  6. thehealer says:

    Good effort scottasavage….but it’s not the same one. I’ve also been looking for it…but no luck so far.

  7. Dazzzz says:

    Thanks scottsavage. Similar, but not quite it. Cheers

  8. norfolk_yid says:

    hey guys I was looking for this wallpaper too. this one seems pretty close…

    http://wallpapersgroup.net/wallpaper/cube-wall-10/

  9. kruss86 says:

    Good effort scottasavage….but it’s not the same one. I’ve also been looking for it…but no luck so far.

    .
    http://www.wallsfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Cube-Wall-HD.jpg

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