Hackers release a new jailbreak which unlocks every iPhone running now

A renowned iPhone hacking team has released a new “jailbreak” tool that unlocks every iPhone, even the foremost recent models running the newest iOS 13.5.

For as long as Apple has maintained its “walled garden” approach to iPhones by only allowing apps and customizations that it approves, hackers have tried to interrupt free from what they call the “jail,” hence the name “jailbreak.” Hackers do that by finding a previously undisclosed vulnerability in iOS that break through a number of the various restrictions that Apple puts in situ to stop access to the underlying software. Apple says it does this for security. But jailbreakers say breaking through those restrictions allows them to customize their iPhones quite they might otherwise, during a way that the majority Android users are already familiar with .

The jailbreak, released by the unc0ver team, supports all iPhones that run iOS 11 and above, including up to iOS 13.5, which Apple released in the week .

Details of the vulnerability that the hackers wont to build the jailbreak aren’t known, but it’s not expected to last forever. even as jailbreakers work to seek out how in, Apple works fast to patch the issues and shut the jailbreak.

Security experts typically advise iPhone users against jailbreaking, because breaking out of the “walled garden” vastly increases the area for brand spanking new vulnerabilities to exist and to be found.

The jailbreak comes at a time where the shine is wearing off of Apple’s typically strong security image. Last week, Zerodium, a broker for exploits, said it might not buy certain iPhone vulnerabilities because there have been too many of them. Motherboard reported in the week that hackers got their hands on a pre-release version of the upcoming iOS 14 release several months ago.

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