Hackers released new ‘Jailbreak tool’ to unlock latest iPhones

Unc0ver, one of the most popular iPhone jailbreaking tools has got a new update. The latest version 6.0 works on iOS 11 (iPhone 5s and later) to iOS 14.3 operating systems. A hacker group named ‘Pwn2Ownd’ is responsible for releasing this jailbreaking tool for iPhones.

Hackers released a statement on their website noting – “With this tool, you can truly unlock your iPhone to do whatever you want to. You can alter what you want and operate within your purview, unc0ver unlocks the true power of your iDevice.”

Unc0ver tool runs on iOS versions 11.0 to 14.3 – exploits the flaw CVE-2021-1782, one of the three iOS flaws for which Apple released an emergency update iOS 14.4, last month. Hackers exploited the vulnerability via unc0ver tool and it was one of the rarest occasions on which hackers have the upper hand instead of Apple company. Apple denied revealing the identity of hackers and the researcher who discovered the bug was granted anonymity. 

The last jailbreak by hackers’ group which supported iPhones running iOS 11 to iOS was patched in a very short period by Apple. 

Apple quickly responds to the vulnerabilities and fix them before these vulnerabilities can be exploited maliciously.
The hackers have claimed to “preserve security layers designed to protect your personal information and your iOS device by adjusting them as necessary instead of removing them.”

To design a jailbreak tool, threat actors look for security loopholes in previous iOS versions that were undisclosed by Apple. These security loopholes allow threat actors to the core software of iOS. To safeguard the core software, Apple doesn’t reveal such flaws even after some of them get patched.

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