Apple has been involved in a cat and mouse chase with jailbreak developers for quite some time now. They find new exploits in iOS and release jailbreaks, while Apple swiftly plugs those exploits in the next firmware update. Not only that, the Cupertino based company has been giving jailbreak developers a tough time, as its current iOS 6.x platform has proven to be hard to crack, even for some of the most notorious jailbreak developers. The evasi0n jailbreak was recently released by Evad3rs Dev Team. It provided untethered jailbreak to all new and old iOS devices. Not only did Apple plug the exploits their jailbreak used in its latest iOS 6.1.3 firmware update, but also credited them in the iOS 6.1.3 security note for finding these exploits.
The exploits that are used to develop a jailbreak are actually deemed to be security exploits which could be used to by hackers to gain access to the iOS device’s filesystem. Jailbreak developers use them solely for the purpose of providing a jailbreak. So technically Apple does have to plug these exploits so as to make iOS safer for millions of its users. The evasi0n jailbreak is now bust and there’s no saying when a new jailbreak will be released for iOS. Nevertheless, nice to see Apple crediting the hard work of Evad3rs Dev Team.
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