iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Rumors: Crack Patched Even Before Spreading

iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Rumors: Crack Patched Even Before Spreading
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By now most are probably aware that Apple released iOS 9.3.5 to patch up security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, it also patched up the iOS 9.3.4 in the process.


The latest iOS 9.3.5 came out last week following a report from the New York Times that an Israeli arms dealer took advantage of three security vulnerabilities to spy on select people. Among the exploits it could do was read text messages, track individual and collect passwords.

The whole issue was brought to the attention of Apple by Bill Maczak and John Scot-Railton of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School over at the University of Toronto.

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Collateral Damage

With the release of the latest iOS 9.3.5, it inadvertently patched up the things that the iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak from Pangu. Like most, Apple rolling out the unannounced mobile operating system was unexpected.

Many were under the impression that iOS 9.3.4 would be the last update for the iOS 9 series before iOS 10 officially comes out. Many are expecting the next iOS to come out alongside the iPhone 7 and possible Apple Watch 2 this September 7.

Seeing however the seriousness of the issue, Apple had no choice but to issue a patch and avoid the privacy violation row affecting Apple mobile device owners.

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Down to one last crack

With that said, Pangu finds itself back to the drawing board and possibly working on an iOS 10 jailbreak, which was showcased at the MOSEC 2016. It is the last one from the working cracks that the hacking group showed off though adjustments may be needed.

The iOS 10 crack shown covered the beta version and Apple has likely made the necessary adjustments. That includes the tweaks that iOS 9.3.4 and iOS 9.3.5 covered, likely hinting that Pangu is also eager to get hold of the final build of iOS 10.

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