iOS 10 made its public debut over six weeks ago, yet there’s still no news about a public jailbreak. Hackers have been able to jailbreak iOS 10, but it seems none are willing to make their exploits available. Is Apple’s bug bounty program to blame?
It’s a dream come true folks! The team behind Pangu have finally released a new tool for jailbreaking iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3. Since the release of iOS 9.2 late last year, we got to see a bunch of fake teams claiming to have a working jailbreak but never saw them released. Today’s release by Pangu brings an end to the long awaited jailbreak for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3.
The U.S. Library of Congress has granted Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions for jailbreaking tablets, smart TVs, and other all-purpose computing devices. This gives users who like to tinker the ability to modify their software without breaching copyright law.
Cybersecurity firm “Hacking Team” has itself become the victim of a hack this week, and documents posted online reveal many of the services it offered to those who were willing to pay up — including governments. One of them, priced at $55,000, was snooping on jailbroken iOS devices.
Later this month, the Copyright Office will hold its triennial 1201 rulemaking hearings, and one of the topics on the agenda is jailbreaking smartphones and other gadgets. Cydia creator Jay Freeman will be there to fight for our right to jailbreak, but you can pledge your support by signing the petition put together by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
JailbreakCon 2015, also known as the Worldwide Jailbreak Con, will kick off on Saturday, June 20, in San Francisco. The two-day event gives attendees the opportunity to learn more about jailbreaking, with workshops, presentations, and lots more.
Since releasing its first jailbreak last June, the Pangu jailbreak team from China has been the subject of criticism from other members of the hacking community. Now, in a lengthy post on their blog, the team has addressed some of the “vilification” it has received.