Now that Apple has fixed that nasty SSL bug across iOS devices, Macs and the Apple TV, the question arises as to how many active iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users are safe by running the latest iOS 7.0.6 software, which patches the dangerous vulnerability.
According to a new survey by Chitika, in 48 hours about 13.3 percent of North American users were on iOS 7.0.6. “More than two full days since Apple pushed the fix live, 13.3 percent of iOS traffic is driven by the latest update,” the firm wrote.
Apple traditionally sees the strongest firmware adoption of any mobile platform because software updates are not dependent on carriers’ good will and on-device alerts prompt users when a software update goes live, so the adoption rate should increase exponentially in the coming days and weeks…
p0sixspwn—the jailbreak tool created by the tandem of iH8sn0w and new Apple employee Winocm—has been updated to support the just-released iOS 6.1.6 for an untethered jailbreak. iOS 6.1.6 was released solely for the iPhone 3GS and the iPod touch 4th generation. The firmware update was pushed out as a part of Apple’s SSL security fix, which also ushered in iOS 7.0.6 for more recent devices.
If you’re currently using an iPhone 3GS or a 4th generation iPod touch running iOS 6.1.x, it’s highly recommended that you update to iOS 6.1.6, and benefit from Apple’s SSL fix. The good news is that you can then use p0sixspwn to enjoy the same untethered jailbreak that was available for iOS 6.1.3 through iOS 6.1.5.
Renowned iOS developer Ryan Petrich has released a patch on his personal beta repo to fix the SSL issue present in iOS firmware below iOS 7.0.6. On Friday, Apple unexpectedly dropped the new iOS 7.0.6 firmware to fix the egregious security hole, which is detailed in this post.
Such a serious security flaw is bad for jailbreakers, because it means needing to update your device, and having to perform the jailbreak process all over again. Evasi0n7 1.0.6 was released to jailbreak iOS 7.0.6, but it’s still hassle to have to back everything up, restore to iOS 7.0.6, and re-jailbreak. Due to the serious nature of the security hole, we’ve been encouraging folks to update, which is understandably a huge hassle for many.
But Ryan Petrich has come through to save the day, releasing a fix for the SSL issue that allows users to remain on current firmware. Ryan’s SSLPatch release makes it so that you don’t have to immediately update to iOS 7.0.6 in order to protect yourself from the serious flaw. Check inside for more details.