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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 136 136

mikejuk writes The constant war to jailbreak and patch iOS has taken another step in favor of the jailbreakers. Georgia Tech researchers have found a way to jailbreak the current version of iOS. What the Georgia Tech team has discovered is a way to break in by a multi-step attack. After analysing the patches put in place to stop previous attacks, the team worked out a sequence that would jailbreak any modern iPhone. The team stresses the importance of patching all of the threats, and not just closing one vulnerability and assuming that it renders others unusable as an attack method. It is claimed that the hack works with any iOS 7.1.2 using device including the iPhone 5s.
It is worth noting that the The Device Freedom Prize for an open source jailbreak of iOS7 is still unclaimed and stands at just over $30,000. The details are to be revealed at the forthcoming Black Hat USA (August 6 & 7 Las Vegas) in a session titled Exploiting Unpatched iOS Vulnerabilities for Fun and Profit:
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

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  • Re:Easy As 1 (Score:3, Insightful)

    by fightermagethief (3645291) on Friday August 01, 2014 @08:44PM (#47586365)

    What is the alternative? I own an Android device and it has gone to crap. Android is like the Windows of mobile OS's now. I have game apps that are single player rpg's that shouldn't need a network connection for anything that ask for generic permissions to access basically everything the phone can do. I would have to root my phone to get finer control over these permissions and to remove all the bloat crap. My last Android phone that I rooted and customized went to shit on battery life. Google voice search activates just by moving around when my phone is in my pocket and I have headphones on, and I can't uninstall it. I only have the option to uninstall the updates to all the bloat. What use is that! I am seriously considering trying an actual Windows phone.

  • by Lumpy (12016) on Saturday August 02, 2014 @07:59AM (#47588157) Homepage

    Because they dont exist.

    All android phones are locked you have to root them to unlock them, and it's pretty much a similar amount of work. And now you have the Bullshit of S-ON and S-OFF on most android phones that requires you to use exploits to set Security off.

    Even buying a 100% unlocked version of the phone.... S-ON is set and you STILL have to exploit it to unlock it.

    So please tell me what phone can I buy that I already have root, and there is no security at all on the phone to stop me from installing whatever I want or whatever OS I want. Because they just do not exist outside of developer edition short run.

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!