This is it. For sure a lot of rouge ones out there have been trying hard to perform an iOS 10 jailbreak on their new and shiny iPhone 7s. Well, it looks like someone has done it successfully, according to reports.
According to Motherboard, some teenage hacker who goes by the name of qwertyoruiop has managed to jailbreak his iPhone 7 in just 24 hours.
The 19-year-old hacker, whose true name is Luca Todesco, has managed to unravel a few bugs and exploited them for his jailbreak. He also claimed that even though Apple has made it really difficult for him, he still managed to do it in 24 hours.
If the claim is true, this will be the first publicly announced iOS 10 jailbreak. Unfortunately, Todesco said that he will be keeping the instructions of his exploits to himself for the time being. However, he intends to submit his findings to Apple in its bug bounty program.
According to experts, although there are many attempts to jailbreak iOS 10, Toledo?s exploit is definitely the first one to succeed. Security experts also reiterated that jailbreaking has not stopped at all. In fact, due to the current reward system, it has become even more mainstream. However, Toledo?s decision of not disseminating his jailbreaking information is highly warranted. This is due to the fact that Jailbreaks can fetch up to $500,000 on rewards. Giving them up for free seemed like a very stupid thing to do.
Right now, Toledo is working on polishing his jailbreaking techniques. He said that he wants the process to be as smooth as possible. He also said that he is currently working on implementing a Safari-based jailbreak. This will new technique will function in the same way as the famous jailbreakme.com.
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Apple declined to to comment on the subject matter. Instead it reiterated the dangers of software hacks on iOS. The company also reminded users that any unauthorised modification on the iOS violates the end-user software license agreement.
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