Apple Nukes Evasi0n Jailbreak Exploits From Orbit In iOS 7.1, Just To Make Sure


We haven't Cydia on our iPhones in forever.
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It was always a matter of time before Apple killed off the popular Evasi0n jailbreak, and as of iOS 7.1 beta 4, they had killed off at least one critical exploit.

But Apple’s not going to stop there. They’re nuking Evasi0n from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

According to hacker iH8Snow, the recently released iOS 7.1 Beta 5 closes a number of additional Evasi0n exploits that could have been used as pieces to make a future jailbreak, had they not been sniffed out: specifically, the “chown” vulnerability and “afc” sandbox escape used by the utility.

What this means, of course, is that iOS 7.1 is not going to be safe for jailbreakers, and Team Evasi0n — or other jailbreak hackers — are going to have to work all the harder to find other exploits to open iOS back up again to unsigned code.

The game continues.

Source: Twitter

Via: App Advice