Back in July, Apple released iOS 10.3.3 which patched a critical Broadpwn exploit that could allow hackers to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Gal Beniamini, a security researcher at Google Project Zero who was credited for discovering the exploit has just released the security exploit. This has sparked off speculations that a hacker will be able to use it to develop a jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3.2 as a reddit user has pointed out that the exploit can get kernel memory access.
Before you get excited, reddit user Siguza summarizes it quite well:
As the reddit user points out that there is still a lot of work to be done for the iOS 10.x jailbreak to be released. So I wouldn’t get your hopes up so soon. Since Apple has patched the exploit in iOS 10.3.3, it won’t work in iOS 11, so the jailbreak won’t support the latest iOS software update.
If you’re on iOS 10.3.2 or lower, then you may want to hold off upgrading if you have been waiting for the jailbreak. As we have advised several times, one of the golden rules of jailbreaking is to stay where you are to increase your chances of getting a jailbreak. However, the flip side of that is, you are exposed to the security exploits like this one, and others which have been fixed so far.
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