Hacker P0sixninja Discovers New Jailbreak Exploits for iOS 7
Here at Evasion Jailbreak, the most commonly asked questions we receive are related to iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and jailbreaking. While news related to the subject has been almost non-existent lately, we now have some interesting news to share with our readers. At the end of March, famed hacker p0sixninja (quondam leader of the Chronic Dev Team and an instrumental contributor to the development of a number of jailbreak utilities) confirmed his solo efforts to create the next UnTethered jailbreak for the upcoming iOS 7 firmware. As we’ve stated numerous times, p0sixninja will hold off on releasing a utility until the days of iOS 7 simply because 6.1.3 and 6.1.4 aren’t substantial enough updates to warrant the use of additional vulnerabilities that could otherwise be saved for future firmwares and devices.
P0sixninja Discovers iOS 7 Jailbreak Exploits
However, with that said, p0sixninja sent a few interesting tweets to his followers on Twitter last night. The first tweet of interest was a link to a brief video that demonstrated a rather interesting kernel exploit in OS X that causes a kernel panic when executed. Although that may not sound relevant to jailbreaking, the exploit may also affect iOS!
In the video that p0sxininja linked to, the recorded text mentions that they also discovered another vulnerability that doesn’t require root access to function, meaning it may be useful in the development of a new jailbreak utility. Other tweets between p0sxininja and @dent1zt reveal that they’ve discovered three new vulnerabilities.
The last thing of interest from p0sixninja is his most recent tweet, in which he states that he has to “finish up code signing exploit, and iOS7 will be mine”.
— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) May 30, 2013
Although this news won’t yield any immediate results, it will prove that p0sixninja is continuing to pursue his efforts to ensure the future of jailbreaking. As always, thank you for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to our Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak iOS 7 news feed, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Google+ to be notified when we post new articles related to Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 firmware and jailbreaking.