Apple has reportedly patched a software vulnerability that made it possible to jailbreak iOS 9.3. The fix comes in its fifth beta release which was rolled out on Tuesday, and it could make hacking iOS 9.3 more difficult.
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.
Famed iOS hackers Comex, Chronic, P0sixninja, and Pimskeks are to appear at the Mobile Security Summit in Beijing later this month, it has been confirmed. All four will host keynotes during the one-day event, which is being organized by TaiG, the team responsible for jailbreaking iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.1.2.
Apple has repeatedly advised users against jailbreaking their iOS devices, and in its Retail Store Purchase Policy, the company reiterates this point, emphatically asking users to stay away from “jail-breaking”.