tihmstar continues his 32-bit streak with a browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9. Using the well-known Trident exploits patched in iOS 9.3.5, he has created a jailbreak which can be run directly from Safari on your device, no computer required.
Security researcher Adam Donenfeld has released his long-awaited kernel exploit, which works on all 64-bit devices on firmwares up to and including iOS 10.3.1. Whilst not a full jailbreak by itself, it could form the core of one in the days to come.
Today saw the release of a new bootrom exploit for the iPhone 3GS, an unpatchable vulnerability which gives jailbreakers total control of this device forever.
Although the iPhone 3GS is now very much a legacy device and few users will be actively using them, the rarity of a bootrom exploit makes it worthy of note. There have been no publicly released exploits of this kind since limera1n, which supported only up to the iPhone 4.
A little over a week after the release of Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, reputed iOS hacker Luca Todesco has posted an image of an adapted version of his WebKit exploit running on the device.
As explained in a detailed proof-of-concept created by LiveOverflow, It seems that the Switch shipped with a somewhat antiquated browser, one whose version of WebKit was still vulnerable to the same exploit utilised by Todesco’s browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9.3.x.
Amid all the recent buzz surrounding Wikileaks and government agencies hoarding security holes for surveillance purposes, it seemed like the perfect time for iOS developer wizages to release a fun gag jailbreak tweak dubbed Build That Wall.
This tweak adds a few new switches to your device for togging surveillance from various government agencies on or off on demand.