Hackers talk iOS 6 jailbreak in HITB panel discussion

A little over a month ago, Pod2g, MuscleNerd and other hackers held a panel discussion at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A few topics were mentioned, but the focus of the talk was jailbreaking.

We already posted a 30 minute excerpt from the discussion, but it was missing some interesting stuff. So we were happy to see a video of the full hour-long talk uploaded yesterday, and we’ve got it for you after the break…

Again, on stage from left to right is Mark Dowd, also known as mdowdpod2g, HITB’s l33tdawg, MuscleNerd and planetbeing. With the exception of l33tdawg, these are the guys that are working on the iOS 6 jailbreak.

The entire video is worth watching, but here are some of the more noteworthy points:

  • MuscleNerd says that baseband hacking and software unlocks are virtually irrelevant nowadays because it’s gotten so easy for third-party vendors to add IMEI’s to Apple’s unlocked device database.
  • Mark Dowd, security expert, says Apple has practically overhauled security in iOS 6, making it significantly harder to write kernel exploits for it compared to previous versions of the software.
  • pod2g has been pretty busy with his day job, but has started looking at the iOS 6 jailbreak. He’s working on finding a userland patch, trying to find a vulnerability to trigger the code execution.

As usual, we’ll post more information about the iOS 6 jailbreak as it comes through. So stay tuned!