iPhone hackers hint at progress towards iOS 6 jailbreak

by Carol~ Moderator - 1/21/13 2:18 PM

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"Two new vulnerabilities were apparently found in a day, according to one of the hackers"

Two iPhone hackers hinted they're making progress towards developing a new jailbreak for the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

One of the hackers, who goes by "@pod2g" on Twitter, wrote on Sunday that they found two "new vulnerabilities in a day," but what's missing is an "initial code execution" for a public jailbreak.

Pod2g is working with David Wang, known as "@planetbeing" on Twitter, to develop a way to remotely exploit iOS 6, known as a "jailbreak." Jailbreaking a device allows people to install applications that have not been approved by Apple, as well as other customizations.

While legal in the U.S due to an exception in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Apple discourages its customers from jailbreaking their iOS devices and can void the warranties for tampered devices. Apple also tends to quickly fix vulnerabilities that allow a device to be jailbroken.

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