With each new version of the tech giant Apple’s mobile operating system, of course, iOS being released, one quickly tries to find a way to apply jailbreak. But, this time it seems that the tech giant Google has discovered a powerful tool to hack the latest generation of iPhones running iOS 11.
Google Just Released A Powerful iPhone Hacking Tool
From year to year, the iOS becomes more and more protected, and infiltration becomes more and more complicated. But yet, a Google engineer has managed to demonstrate that how it was possible to hack iOS 11.1.2 which was released on November 16, 2017.
The jailbreak has lost followers year after year. What they were looking for some iOS users were functions that the tech giant Apple did not offer officially and that, however, have been included in recent years.
Another aspect is the customization – as in Android – and another is the installation of unauthorized apps. Be that as it may, the jailbreak is becoming less popular, and it is becoming more and more complicated.
A vulnerability has again been found in the iOS, and this time, the discovery comes directly from the tech giant Google. The Mountain View company, of course, I am talking about the tech giant Google has its Project Zero team dedicated to computer security. It is a team maintained by the tech giant Google that looks for software vulnerabilities not only in company products but also in those of other companies.
In fact, are those who have found a significant amount of security flaws in Windows 10, for example, and those who have indicated to the tech giant Apple that some iOS 11 problems that have already been resolved with the release of iOS 11.2. But these problems, and among them, the one that will allow jailbreaking, remain in iOS 11.1.2 and previous versions that users continue to use on their iPhones.
This is how Ian Beer, the employee of this department and specialist of iOS, managed to “Jailbreak” the operating system on which turn the iPhone and iPad, as well as tvOS 11.x. In the process, the tech giant Apple has released an update: the flaw no longer exists in iOS 11.2.
When contacted by Motherboard, a Google spokesperson explained that the purpose of this program was to allow other computer security researchers to test the security of the computer exploits beforehand. The ultimate goal of this program is to allow researchers to find more bugs and communicate about them to the tech giant Apple for correction.
tfp0 should work for all devices, the PoC local kernel debugger only for those I have to test on (iPhone 7, 6s and iPod Touch 6G) but adding more support should be easy
— Ian Beer (@i41nbeer) December 11, 2017
One week before the official announcement of his discovery, made on December 12, 2017, Ian Beer wrote on Twitter: “If you’re interested in helping with the security research on the iOS 11 kernel, keep a device running iOS 11.1.2 or lower version, dedicated to research. The launching of the first part is coming soon. Note that Ian Beer, who has been using Twitter for only a week and has only written three tweets to date, is already followed by 9,100 people.
If you're interested in bootstrapping iOS 11 kernel security research keep a research-only device on iOS 11.1.2 or below. Part I (tfp0) release soon.
— Ian Beer (@i41nbeer) December 5, 2017
According to the website Can I Jailbreak, which gathers information on the cases of “Jailbreak”, this flaw concerns only the iPhone 6 and the previous versions.
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