Todesco, a security researcher breaks Apple iphone 7 in less than 24 hours


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iphone-7-jailbreakIts hardly been two weeks since release of iphone 7 and a security researcher claims that he has already jailbroken in less than 24 hours.

Motherboard,a online news portal mentioned that “one teenage hacker has already had success in jailbreaking the iPhone 7 running iOS 10. In fact, the 19-year-old developer, Luca Todesco, claims to have successfully done so in just 24 hours…”

Todesco explained that Apple made the entire process much harder with Iphone 7 but not 100% secure yet. He doesn’t plan to make the hack public but plans to inform Apple and get it fixed. He announced the jailbreak on twitter says ” this is a jailbroken iPhone 7″ includes a screenshot of the terminal with root access. He has uploaded a video on Youtube as a proof but the legitimacy of it is still questioned by many researchers since the click button action is seen which doesn’t apply to Iphone7.

Twitter post here

As motherboard states

“Jailbreaks are just too valuable to give away for free because they have been known to go for more than $500,000 ”

This is not the first time such hacks have taken place. Start of this year, developers jailbroke iOS 9.3.3, but the vulnerability was patched by Apple and the company subsequently stopped signing the version of iOS.

 

Wiki statesiOS jailbreaking is the removing of software restrictions imposed by iOS, Apple’s operating system, on devices running it through the use of software exploits; devices include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and the AppleTV 2 and 4. Jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system and manager, allowing the download of additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store.) 

 

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