Unc0ver has launched a new iPhone jailbreak tool
Unc0ver has launched a new iPhone jailbreak tool

The iPhone hacking team used the same vulnerability that Apple revealed last month to launch a new jailbreak tool for almost all iPhones (including the latest models): It has been actively attacked by hackers.

The Unc0ver team released version 6.0.0 of the jailbreak tool over the weekend, indicating that the tool can run from iOS 11 to iOS 14.3, which was released by Apple in December.

The Unc0ver team showed how the tool was extensively tested on a range of iOS devices with different OS versions (including iPhone 12 Pro Max with iOS 14.3).

Unc0ver Team said: The tool uses local sandbox exceptions to keep jailbroken files safe.

The jailbreak process is a difficult problem for security researchers who hope to have better control and personalization of their phones while Apple announced that it closed the iPhone for security reasons.

Hackers create jailbreak tools by discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities that can remove some of Apple's restrictions, such as: installing apps outside of the App Store.

The Unc0ver team announced in a tweet that they used their vulnerabilities to exploit the CVE-2021-1782 vulnerability. According to Apple, the kernel vulnerability is one of three vulnerabilities that a hacker can actively exploit.

By targeting the kernel, hackers can gain access to the main operating system.

Apple has fixed a vulnerability in iOS 14.4 released last month that also prevents jailbreaking from working in later versions.

Few people admit that the iPhone was actively attacked by hackers, but the company refused to reveal the identity of the hackers and their targets, and withheld the identity of the researcher who sent the bug.

The team's latest jailbreak program was fixed in a few days last year, and the jailbreak software supports iPhones running iOS 11 through iOS 13.5.

Apple is working quickly to understand and fix the vulnerabilities discovered by the jailbreak group, as these could be exploited maliciously.

Security experts generally advise iPhone users not to jailbreak as this makes the device more vulnerable to attack.

While updating your phone it might come with security fixes to get rid of jailbreak, this is one of the best ways to keep your device safe.

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