Pangu Demonstrates iOS 8.3 Jailbreak, Announces Launch After iOS 8.4 Release
Chinese jailbreak developers Pangu, well known for developing jailbreak tools for iOS 8-iOS 8-1, and iOS 7 – iOS 7.1.2, have successfully demonstrated the iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) in Shanghai.
According to Tools 4 Hack, several hackers from the Pengu team participated in the event, which was co-organized by Pangu.
The news was confirmed by Daniel_K4, who came on Chinese social networking site Weibo to share his company’s recent development. The Pangu team has decided to release the tool after Apple’s iOS 8.4 reaches general user.
Initial reports said Apple had plans to release iOS 8.4 after the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015. However, the Cupertino company has probably changed its plans ,as the recent rumors foresee the release happening in the last week of June.
Apple has been making consistent efforts to secure its software; it has tried different methods to stop jail-breaking. As a part of these efforts, every iOS update from the company is usually tagged along with patching vulnerabilities.
Apple’s stringent opposition of jailbreaking will be reflected in its iOS 9, which the company has reportedly secured with new kernel-level feature called Rootless. This technology will not only secure the sensitive data, but will protect extensions and block malicious content as well.
Despite Apple’s extraordinary efforts to narrow the reach of the hackers, they have always been able to find uncanny ways of jailbreaking. This was proven by Stefan Esser, the security researchers and hacker, who released a video to show how 8.4 beta 1 was jailbroken on the iPhone 6 Plus.
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