A jailbreak has been released that works on all iPhones with iOS 11 and above, including Apple’s mobile operating system iOS latest version iOS 13.5. Apple has not yet released a security update for the vulnerability that it uses.
Since iOS is a closed operating system, its security issues are better developed than Android. But this does not mean that iOS is devoid of vulnerabilities that hackers cannot take advantage of. So this time, hackers took advantage of a security hole, which Apple is not yet aware of, and this allowed the release of a jailbreak for all current versions of iOS – from 11 to 13.5.
The creators of the jailbreak say that it is stable and does not cause increased battery consumption. It also does not interfere with the work of branded services like iCloud or Apple Pay and does not violate the security of the sandboxes. But users now have the opportunity to install applications for free from alternative directories – from AltStore and Cydia.
A Jailbreak for the latest iOS releases is here
#unc0ver v5.0.0 is NOW OUT.
— Pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd) May 23, 2020
Typically, Apple quickly closes the holes used in iOS to crack and jailbreak. But now, as Unc0ver claims, the company will take at least two to three weeks to issue the corresponding patch.
Users who wants to get rid of iOS restrictions that Apple has applied and want to use their own settings on their devices, perform a process called jailbreak. This type of access, which removes the restrictions that Apple applies, leaves the user in full control of the device.
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But, according to what some security experts say; Since jailbreaking has made some changes within the device’s own operating system, it also opens doors to new vulnerabilities.
It is worth to mention that previously, an early version of the mobile operating system iOS 14 was at the disposal of some security experts, hackers and media at least since February this year.
We do not know exactly how it leaked. But according to the media, this would be due to an illegal sale of an iPhone 11 in December 2019 which had iOS 14 installed.
An iPhone 11 with iOS 14 was present in one of the Chinese production factories in late 2019. Despite the monitoring of the subcontractor, an employee managed to seize the smartphone with the idea of reselling it on the internet. As a result, the man found a buyer and sold him for several thousand dollars. This person who bought the iPhone 11 then extracted iOS 14 to share it with developers and security researchers.